The Patriots' weekend quickly went from bad to worse on Sunday, as their matchup with the Cowboys became a blowout in short order. Besides losing in embarrassing fashion, the significant injuries to the defense began to pile up, and the updates regarding Christian Gonzalez and Matthew Judon's immediate future on Monday made the loss sting even more.
And then came the realization that Tom Brady watched Dallas' beatdown of his former team, as the retired quarterback posted a photo of the game to his Instagram during the first quarter.
Things were still looking okay at that point, with the score tied, and nothing out of hand occurred yet.
Brady never posted any reaction regarding how the rest of the game fared, but he did talk about it on the latest episode of his "Let's Go!" podcast released on Monday.
Co-host Jim Gray asked him how he thought things were going inside the walls of Gillette Stadium after the loss, especially Bill Belichick's reaction, as it was the worst loss of his entire head coaching career.
Brady reiterated how difficult it is to win in the NFL and detailed how he's gained a different perspective now that he watches games from the couch and isn't part of them anymore.
It's interesting, of course, to hear what he, of all people, has to say, knowing how much knowledge he has of what goes on within the locker room and how Belichick works. And although his assessment of the NFL isn't incorrect, it didn't provide much detail about what he thinks is actually happening with the team since they returned to Foxboro.
It's not surprising per se, as he still has that Patriot way mentality to some degree to not give the media too much of an honest answer. However, because he has suffered a few devastating losses during his career, it would've been a nice change of pace to hear a bit more of what he really thought about the game.
Given the general reaction from fans and those in the media, it's probably fair to assume how he reacted was on par with the majority. And if that's the case, maybe it's better that he didn't get too honest with what he was thinking about the game.