It wasn’t an easy win for the Patriots yesterday, and things aren’t going to get any easier.
Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on WEEI‘s Dennis and Callahan show Monday morning and discussed Sunday’s nailbiting victory over the Buffalo Bills. After a 37-31 win, the Patriots now hold a 6-3 record, have won five of their last six games, and are already looking towards the playoffs and their ultimate goal: the Super Bowl.
During the game, Brady exchanged what looked to be harsh words with running back Julian Edelman but Brady said that he and Edelman have a great relationship.
“We’re locker mates,” said Brady. “We talked about certain things and it was just one of those miscommunications. He thought I was doing one thing and I thought he was doing the other and it ends up costing us a first down in a critical game, in a critcal point in the game. We gotta be on the same page so it’s just some frustration...”
For Brady, a win is a win but he said that as the playoffs get closer, the team still has improvements to make.
“We’re trying to get better every week,” Brady said. “I don’t think we’re ever satisfied where we’re at nor should we ever be... There’s no question we did plenty of good things yesterday, we did some things that weren’t so good. We gotta go back to work this week and get right back on it because it doesn’t get any easier.”
Brady also talked about running back Danny Woodhead and how he “saved the day” for the team yesterday. Woodhead had his first two-touchdown game with the Patriots.
“He’s just come in and done such a great job. He is the ultimate team player and teammate. Dependable, constistent. You always know the level of play you’re getting from Danny.”
In his postgame press conference on Sunday, Brady only took five questions, keeping this answers short after a reporter asked a question about Wes Welker’s performance in the game.
“We always do a pretty good job of blocking out the outside stuff, the stuff that really doesn’t matter,” said Brady. “I think what we take critically is when we go in and we look at the film, we talk to our coaches and we put the game plan in and talk about what we need to do... We take the criticism by our coach, we take the constructive criticism to get better and hopefully in a month from now we’re in a better place than we are today.”
The Patriots will host the rookie QB Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough on Sunday. Brady said the team is very talented.
“They’re going to be very challenging. The thing that they do well that they’ve always done well is rushing the passer so you don’t have a lot of time back there to sit and figure things out.”