New England Patriots Quotes: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Darrelle Revis React To Loss


After the New England Patriots suffered their third loss of the season on Sunday, a few players met with the media to discuss the contest.

Here is the official transcript: (And Brady’s)

Tom Brady

(on the loss)
“We had our chances. Wish we would have done something there on offense in the end, but 21 points isn’t going to be enough against a good team like that so we have to figure out how to score more points.”

(on the improvements needed for the offense)
“I think it’s just (being) more consistent across the board. We fought hard and hung in there, we just couldn’t make enough plays. They made a lot of plays and they made some pretty important ones, and we didn’t make enough important ones.”

(on the incomplete pass to Rob Gronkowski in the end zone late in the fourth quarter)
“It’s a game of inches and it happened to fall on their side this time. I wish we would have scored and put a little pressure on them, it would have been nice to take the lead at that point, but we didn’t and we have to figure out how to do a better job.”

(on the play of the Patriots defense)
“I thought our defense really hung in there and played good, especially in the red area. We held them to four field goals, but we just didn’t do enough offensively to really help them out.”

(on the improvement made since the loss to Kansas City)
“I think we’re playing a little bit better, and we have our whole season ahead of us. We’re in a decent position, I think we really need to turn it up and just realize that every possession and every play is an opportunity and if you don’t take advantage of it you never know which play it’s going to be in close games like this that leads to losses. We have to win tough games and find ways to make the important plays when we have them.”

Rob Gronkowski

“Tom [Brady] just threw it up. It was a fade route. I tried to go up and make a play. I went under it. I am pretty sure I caught it, but at the last second the defensive back made a nice play and hit it out of my hands. It was a good play by him. When my number is called, I have to come down with that play.”

(on the loss)
“We went out there and definitely competed. You have to give it to the Packers. They are a good team. They have a great offense and a great defense. We need to control the ball better, execute better and make more plays.”

(on the game atmosphere)
“It was a great atmosphere. Lambeau Field is a great atmosphere and a great place to play. It felt like a great football atmosphere out there.”

Patrick Chung

(on the game)
“It was good team and a good quarterback. They played hard and we played hard. We played our hearts out. They got the win, so hats off to them.”

(on playing against a good team)
“We knew it was going to be a fight, and we fought. They are a very good team. We are going to move on.”

Darrelle Revis

(on not being able to get the win)
“It is heartbreaking for us. Coming in, we felt like we knew what they were going to do. It was two great teams playing. When it comes down to the wire like that, you need to be critical of errors and you have to make sure that you are doing the job that you need to do. We did some good things, but tonight they made more plays than us. This was a big test for us. To go down to the wire like this is expected when you have two great quarterbacks and two great teams going at it. It was a dog fight.”

(on not being able to get off the field on third downs)
“There were a couple of penalties early, but I thought it got better in the second half. Third down is really key. That is one of our goals on defense, to get off the field on third downs. You have to tip your hat off to Aaron Rodgers and those guys for executing.”

(on Jordy Nelson’s second quarter touchdown)
“I felt that there was a push off, but at the same time I am not going to use that as an excuse. He made a great play. I have a lot of respect for Jordy, Aaron Rodgers and that whole wide receiver group.”

(on not putting enough pressure on Rodgers)
“You just have to hang in there and hope that the defensive line gets to him. Aaron is very good at scrambling and extending plays. You don’t want to be in that position as a defensive back. It is those extra extended plays that you don’t want to be a part of.”

(on what the difference is in close games)
“It is a game of inches. It really is. When you play against another great team you have to be on point at all times because any error can cost you. There is no room for errors when you play in a game like this.”