Tom Brady talks to GHS about possibility of a perfect Patriots season

Andy Hart
September 16, 2019 - 8:05 am
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The Patriots dominant 2-0 start to 2019, outscoring opponents a combined 76-3, already has fans and media like posing the possibility of a perfect 19-0 season in New England.

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That majestic accomplishment is something that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick obviously just missed out on back in 2007 when perfection died in the desert of Arizona in the Super Bowl XLII loss to the Giants.

During his weekly Monday morning appearance on The Greg Hill Show on WEEI, Brady was asked if he ever thinks about or cares at all about a possible perfect season.

“No,” Brady responded quickly, before going on to explain his perfect Patriots logic. “And I’ll tell you why. I think if you look at our team over a long time, I think we…to think about something that’s going to happen two weeks from now or three weeks from now or five weeks from now is irrelevant. You’ll have plenty of time to think about those when that’s a real reality. I mean that’s so far from what our reality is, you’re not going to live your life going through hypothetical situations. I think what you try to do is you just, you think about the process and the results are what they are. So, if the process is good and I think through many years of practice and preparation, our program is centered around winning culture, a winning environment. We’re trying to do the best we can do to make that process efficient, which helps us prepare. It gives us good competitive stamina. It’s all about teamwork. And then we go out there and we play. And if we win, we win. Great. We’re going to get back to it. And if we lose we evaluate what we need to do better and then we get back to our process.

“So, I’m not thinking about anything more than 3-0 because that’s the only thing that matters. That’s what we got this week. Today, wake up and I’m thinking about the Jets and how they’re going to attack us and how we need to attack them. It’s going to ebb and flow over the course of the whole season. There are big challenges ahead and to take your eye off what’s really important is a disservice to the team and we’re not doing that.”

That laser focus on each week, each coming opponent, also apparently keeps Brady from even taking a second to think about the fact that this version of the Patriots may just have the potential to be one of the best New England teams of the two-decade run of dominance under Bill Belichick’s direction.

“Well, it’s only been two games, so…” Brady began. “Through two games we’re playing well. But that’s one-eighth of the season. So how are we going to do in the next eighth of the season? That’s where our head’s at. We’ve been doing a good job of taking care of the ball, penalties, field position, turnovers, what we haven’t done a great job of is as many points in the red area as we’ve needed. We have to keep spreading the ball around, continue to improve our run game. So there are a lot of things we need to do here going into next week. But we’re going to be challenged in a bunch of different ways. There are some great teams out there, as you guys see. The competition is tough. So, that’s where we are at.”