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Mess rehearsal humbles Brady, Pats

Updated: August 23, 2013, 10:20 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

DETROIT -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got right to the point in assessing the damage after an embarrassing 40-9 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.

"We had a couple good weeks against Tampa and Philly, we had some good practices, then we have a week like this when you figure out that we aren't anywhere where we need to be," he said. "If we are going to kick off in two weeks, we are going to have to play a helluva lot better than this. That's a good lesson ...

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