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Brady revisits the victory, talks defense and playing Monday night

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  September 27, 2010 07:02 AM

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How much did RB Danny Woodhead know entering the game?: "He knew everything. It was strange. It’s not like it’s his rookie year. He’s going into his third year and he had a little familiarity with the way we called some things and so forth because of the Jets when Mangini was there used some similar terms.”

On Monday, Woodhead got the playbook and by Tuesday he was ready to go, Brady said.

“Believe me, it’s not that easy either,” Brady said. “I’m not sure where he went to college. I know he’s not like a Harvard kid or anything, but he did a hell of a job coming in there to make those plays that he did, those were huge plays in the game.”

On what he took from second half offensively: “… It’s a great feeling for an offense and it gives you a lot of confidence each week that when you need it, we’re going to do it. I think that’s one thing that we took out of yesterday’s game in the second half. When we need to score, we’re going to score and we’re going to end the game. And I think that’s a big positive we can take moving forward.”

On fans: “I wasn’t trying to call people out. I guess I just made kind of an off-handed comment based on the first game. I’ll tell you what, yesterday it was awesome. When you’re an opposing team and you come into an environment and you can’t hear, and the communication is an issue … it is so important.

“There’s something about our home stadium that’s tough to come in and play when the crowd is really yelling and screaming like they were at the critical moments yesterday, you know, that’s a big advantage for a team.”

On playing Monday night games: “As I play more, I really enjoy those Monday night games and Sunday night games because they are special games and you’re usually playing a big opponent. And you also know it is kind of to see whether the guys on the team can rise to that kind of level of attention.

"It’s not a playoff game certainly, but you know there is one game being played right now and how are we going to perform when there’s one game being played and against a good opponent, on the road with a lot of build up. That’s a precursor for what kind of team you’re all about. So if you perform well in those situations, who knows what lies ahead for us.”

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