Does Tom Brady think Patriots can make long run in playoffs? 'I think we have a plan'

Ryan Hannable
December 03, 2019 - 9:06 am

While the Patriots are 10-2 and the No. 2 seed in the AFC, following the 28-22 loss to the Texans Sunday night, there's some doubt if the team has what it takes to advance deep into the postseason.

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The defense has proven it has what it takes, but the offense is still a question mark, and likely will be until the end of the season.

Appearing on Westwood One Radio with Jim Gray prior to Monday Night Football, Tom Brady was asked if he believes the team has what it takes to make a run at the Super Bowl?

"I don't have a prediction. I think we have a plan. It's about being committed to the plan," he said. "The outcomes are what they are. You're not going to control every outcome. What you can control is the practice, the process, the attitude, the confidence and you work on building trust with your teammates throughout the week. If you do those things, you have good results. I know we get so focused on results so often, I think you can take a lot from wins and losses. And I think you can take a lot from practices. I think focusing on the things that are in our control and the things we can do a better job of will go a long way towards changing results. But, if you're always focused on results I think sometimes you get off track."

As for the NBC video capturing him getting after his wide receivers on the sideline during Sunday's game, Brady said he does that more than you'd think.

“I do that quite a bit in practice,” Brady said. “I know they don’t always pick it up when I do speak, but I speak a lot in meetings, on the practice field and certainly in the games and in the huddle. I’m just trying to communicate what I see. A lot of other guys are doing the same thing.

“It was a tough game (Sunday) night. (The Texans) came out and played really well, and they played very aggressively. When that happens, you’ve got to go out there and you’ve got to try to match it. They got off to a great start, and we tried to battle back and just came up short in the end.”

The Patriots will host the Chiefs Sunday at Gillette Stadium.


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