Brady on season's sudden end

January, 16, 2011
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Following the Patriots' 28-21 loss to the Jets, quarterback Tom Brady commented on the sudden end of the team's season.

"It’s like you’re on the treadmill running 10 miles per hour and someone hits the stop button," he said. "I think we certainly expected to play better today. I think we’re a pretty good football team but not when we play like we did today. A lot of credit goes to the Jets and the way their players performed. It’s disappointing the way we performed. I certainly wish I did a better job.”

Brady said the Patriots' offense couldn't consistently put together plays and that "there were too many plays that weren't the way we drew them up."

As for the Jets' defensive plan, Brady said: "I think they played a lot more coverage today, probably similar to what they did last week. They mix it up quite a bit. They certainly have a lot of calls. It was a good plan by them and you have to give them a lot of credit.”

Brady was asked if he was surprised by how much zone coverage the Jets played, as they had been more of a man-to-man team for much of the year.

“I don’t think we’re surprised by anything," he answered. "I thought they could certainly zone us off more. They did. At times, we handled it well. At times, we didn’t. They mixed it up. I thought they executed pretty well. They didn’t give up any big plays. We just didn’t make enough plays.”

Brady also shared his thoughts on the 2010 Patriots.

“It’s a great group of guys. I enjoyed playing with these guys," he said. "I think everyone was always trying to do the right thing, but today we didn’t execute the right thing.”

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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