How does Tom Brady feel about Patriots after calling team out after Thursday's loss?

Ryan Hannable
September 13, 2017 - 5:07 pm

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady called his team out following the 42-27 loss to the Chiefs last Thursday.

The quarterback said the Patriots didn't have the attitude and competitiveness it needed to win, which was a strong statement coming from Brady.

On Wednesday, he was asked if he's seen a difference since the game almost six days ago?

“I hope so. I hope so," he said. "Again, we work pretty hard for three hours a week. We have to be our best mentally, physically, emotionally and this team really tests you. They play very well at home. We didn’t play very well the last time we were down there, kind of got our butts kicked. It’s a tough environment. It’s their home opener. We’re going to be challenged in a big way so we have to meet the challenge.”

Added Brady: “We’ll see. Sunday is the important day. We have three more days to prepare and two more days of practice. We’ll see.”

Both teams are 0-1 so the urgency will be there for both teams because an 0-2 start is typically not a good sign when it comes to making the postseason (although the Patriots likely would still be OK considering how bad the AFC East is).

With how poor the game finished last week, this is as big of a Week 2 game the Patriots have had in a long time.

“It’s a tough place to play. It’s a big game," Brady said. "Neither team wants to be 0-2, so you have to figure out a way to get a win. Everyone has to go get the job done. Whatever you’re asked to do, you have to go do it. That is what it’s going to take. It’s going to take a big effort from everybody.”

Brady certainly hopes the performance is better than the last time the Patriots played in New Orleans, as they were smacked 38-17 on Monday Night Football in 2009.

“Hopefully we can go play better than we played last week," he said. "We’re playing a real good team on the road. It’s going to take a big effort. We have a big challenge and hopefully we can get to 1-1."

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