Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Brady: Never get over losses
By Mike Reiss
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a career regular-season record of 134-39, so a week like this – coming off a loss to the San Francisco 49ers and transitioning to preparations for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars -- is more the exception than the rule.
So how long does it take for Brady to get over a loss?
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“I don’t think you ever get over any loss you ever had,” Brady answered in his Wednesday news conference. “I probably remember every single one.”
Brady then relayed that part of being mentally tough is moving forward and learning from mistakes, as painful as it may be.
“That’s what the last two days have been about, as well as getting ready for Jacksonville and the different things they do to try to screw up offenses,” Brady said. “They’ve been very competitive in a bunch of games this year. I know they haven’t won them all, but [they went] down to the wire against a great team like Houston, at Houston, so they’re as capable as anybody.”
Brady was asked if he goes through any specific process after a loss, such as a 24-hour period to analyze it, before moving on to the next game on the schedule.
“There is nothing like a routine or anything like that. I think it’s part of the process – whether you win or lose, you come in, watch the tape, talk to your coach, and you move forward,” he answered.
“When you lose, it sucks. There’s no question about it. It’s not fun for anybody. It makes for a long week, and it makes for long seasons when you lose. ...
"We had a pretty good streak there going, and it feels really good when you're on those type of winning streaks. Then when you lose, it feels like you haven't won a game in three years."