How Did The Patriots React To Win Over Jets?

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Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) and cornerback Justin Coleman (22) celebrate against the New York Jets during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Malcolm Butler

(On improving as a team)
“Most definitely it wasn’t our best [game], but that’s a great team. That’s a good team out there. Got to go back to the drawing board and get better. That’s it.”

(On giving up catches)
“[Receivers] are going to catch balls. It doesn’t matter who you are. You’re going to get a ball caught on you. But you try your best to limit them and not give up a catch almost every play. Some of those games come, but like I said before, I thought I played well, held them off long enough, and got the ‘W.’ That’s all that matters.”

(On the Jets having the biggest receiving corps thus far)
“Yes, I’d say that. They’re pretty good; pretty big, pretty strong, but you’ve got to keep playing. Next play.”

Julian Edelman

(On the Jets making the Patriots earn the win today)
“They did. They came out and we knew it was going to be a dog fight. It was.”

(On Tom Brady’s ability to come up big in the fourth quarter with two long touchdown drives)
“That’s what we practice. We practice those situations all the time and it was good to get those points and finish it right.”

(On Rob Gronkowski’s ability to rise up in the fourth quarter)
“Gronk’s Gronk. Never surprised with those two (Brady and Gronkowski); [Amendola] had a big game and the defense made plays when they had to. We’ve got to do a lot better. We’ve got to play a lot better and execute a lot better, but we made plays when we had to.”

(On whether the focus turns to the Miami Dolphins tonight)
“Yeah. I’m thinking about [the Dolphins] right now.”

(On if there was any sense of urgency or panic late in the fourth quarter)
“No. You fall back on the fundamentals of the play and just try to go out and execute it.”

(On renewing acquaintances with Darrelle Revis)
“It was good. It was good to go out there and compete and he played well.”

Rob Gronkowski

(On what made the difference in the fourth quarter)
“We just stuck together. I mean obviously throughout the game the offense wasn’t clicking the whole time, which we need to be. We can’t be having so many three-and-outs, but in the fourth quarter we just dig down, dig deep. Players were stepping up, making plays. Tom [Brady] was on point. The line was doing a great job and we just executed as an offense, as a unit, in those final drives, which we should be doing all game.”

(On what transpired on that last touchdown)
“They were playing a lot of blitz. I was in pass protection a lot, a lot of blitz zero. Just throughout the game, [I] just saw they were coming with my guy that had me man and just leaked out there in the end, leaked out in the flat. Tom [Brady] saw it and it was just a good play. Good, smart football and it was a great play.”

(On if there was any sense of panic in the fourth quarter)
“No, you can’t panic. You can’t worry. You’ve just got to stick to the script, stay level-headed, and when our turn is up on offense we’ve got to go out there and execute. They have a good team. We had to keep fighting. We had to play 60 minutes.”

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