How did Tom Brady react to the Patriots missing the playoffs for the first time in 12 years?
It doesn't matter that Tom Brady is now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback. He will always be associated with the New England Patriots. Everyone will always want to know what they think about how the patriots are doing without them.
At the moment the pats aren't that hot. They lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, which officially excluded them from playoff competition and ended their eleven-year playoff series, which was the longest in NFL history. The Bucs, on the other hand, have a good season with Brady at their center. They are 9-5 after a comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and would make the playoffs if the season ends today.
How did Brady react after being told that the Pats were eliminated from the playoffs in their first season without him? He did what he did best: avoid answering the only question that each of him wants to answer by making meaningless platitudes.
"As for the Patriots, they have their own thing," Brady told reporters on NBC Sports. "I really focused on how my game should be at quarterback, the execution I need." You are not really an opponent of mine.
"Of course I have a lot of friends there, a lot of good relationships, but they focused on what they had to do and I tried to focus on my job."
Brady's answer could have been the answer to a question somewhere. But it wasn't the answer to the question that he was actually asked. This is Brady's signature train.
How does Brady really feel when the Patriots miss the playoffs? We can guess he's probably feeling pretty satisfied, but for now he's keeping his real feelings top secret.
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