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Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:07 am
T. Brady is sacked by C. Pace in the 2010 AFC playoffs (US Presswire).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For those who think that Tom Brady has shaken off the effects of the playoff loss to the Jets last season, Brady is here to tell you that the defeat continues to haunt his dreams.

“The Jets, I’ll never get over that loss,” Brady told WEEI in Boston (via “That’s as painful of a loss as I think we’ve ever had here as a team. They can rush the passer. They’re a good team. They pressure the quarterback. That’s what we have to be prepared for with them. And they always try to find a way to confuse the quarterback, whether that’s by pass rush, whether that’s by coverage and often times both. We gave them a lot of credit when they won and I think we have to learn from that and understand what it takes to beat good teams under tough conditions. That’s what we have to try and accomplish this year.”

Yes, but if Jets coach Rex Ryan had his way, his squad wouldn’t be the only ones beating the Patriots.* In fact, he went on a mini-rant about it recently: “I think we have to find somebody out there to beat New England besides us, and I think that would help. Anybody out there that wants to sign up for it? Are you good enough as a team to beat the New England Patriots. Forget about us, are you good enough to go out and beat the New England Patriots? I’m challenging the league."

*This assumes Ryan isn’t attacked by his starting quarterback first.

So, you can see why Brady hates to lose to a guy like Ryan, somebody who’s got tons of bravado but also can back it up from time to time (as back-to-back AFC title game appearances will attest).

But Brady now has Chad Ochocinco on his side. Thoughts about that, Tom?

“With Chad, he’s been in a certain place for a long time and … the way he has played the game has been quite a bit different from the way we play the game,” Brady said. “I think a lot of that is just trying to get him to understand what I’m thinking.”

I love that first line, by the way, about Ochocinco and the Bengals. See, Tom, sometimes intimations of insults about another team just happen to slip out. Now maybe, you can start sympathizing with Ryan, and when he says he wants to kick Bill Belichick’s ass, he probably means it in the most humble way possible.

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Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:33 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

If Brady said "That loss will sting for a long, long time, but I'm over it and I have moved past it. This is a new season, and I will do everything possible to beat the Jets every time we play them" he would not be getting so much flak.

But to say you will never get over something is childish, not ultra-competitive. Say you were very mad for losing to the Jets in the playoffs, but as a professional, you have gotten over it and are ready to come back for the new season as dedicated as ever. As the NFL analysts always say, the best players have very short memories. They forget the bad stuff almost immediately and move on.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:55 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

    There have been a number of stupid comments on this thread. starting with the jets fan who appears to have received his first keyboard and is learning how to compose sentences.  I would have to say that Coltmarine, you take first prize for being the biggest idiot on CBS.  To hope an opposing player breaks both legs shows the amount of class that you possess which boarders somewhere between zero and negative numbers.
  Reading into Brady's comments,  Brady is saying what any great competitor should say,  I hate losing, I don't get over losses easy, and I will remember that the next time we play the jets.  Brady is, and has always been a class act and what he said regarding the Bengals is about as close as you will see to him insulting another team.  If you don't like the guy because he is a great player, or because his team is in the running every year, fine.  I unlike some of you, enjoy watching great players play, regardless of what team they play on

Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:55 am
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:30 am

Yackity yak

I love the Jets, but I wish they would shut up.  It's almost turning me into a Pats fan.  UuuueRAgghhh!  (I just made myself sick.)

Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:27 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

Article should read, Brady: "I'll never get over losing Adam, the kicker who my made my career."  

Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:14 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

The Jets are good, no doubt. You do not get to the AFC Championship game 2 years in a row on luck.
But that streak ends this year. The Jets will not win their division that belongs to the Patriots again.
New England might not make the AFC Championship game but neither will the Jets. If NE does not get there
it will be someone else and not Indianapolis either. I hope.

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 4:57 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

Who cares??  Who won when it actually mattered!!??

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 3:35 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

Tom Brady will never forget last season's loss to the Jets because he will continue to lose to the Jets every season he plays against them. Like Drew Bledsoe before him, Tom Brady's time with the Patriots is coming to an end. I suspect that Brady struggles for half a season and he pulls up lame with a "mysterious" injury that sidelines him for the rest of the season. Ryan best be ready!

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:37 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

Last I checked the Jets went 2-1 against the Patriots last year, and got their asses handed to them in the loss.  Who talks shit about a team that beat you by 6 TDs?

Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:19 am

Brady: 'I'll never get over' loss to Jets

Dear Rex,

Until you have a quarterback as good as Brady, you'll never beat the Patriots on a consistent basis.

Peyton Manning is the only other one in Brady's league, and even HE hasn't gone .500 against them.

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