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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Patriots player: Tom Brady’s attitude after Eagles game made win feel like a loss

Tom Brady

A lot has been made about the way Tom Brady carried himself after the New England Patriots came away with a big road win over the Philadelphia Eagle last weekend, and apparently the negative tone he took with the media is the same one he carried into the locker room.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss said on “Get Up” Friday morning that he was told by a Patriots player that Sunday’s 17-10 win over the Eagles “felt like we lost” because of how frustrated Brady was. Reiss said Brady may have taken note of the way his attitude was perceived, as he has spoken in a more encouraging tone over the past two days.

The Patriots are 9-1 on the season, which is fantastic by any standard. The thing that is different this year, however, is that the defense has carried the team to multiple victories. In the past, Brady has had to bail the defense out by scoring 30-plus points and winning shootouts. This season has been much different, and New England’s offense looked horrible against Philly.

Brady is a perfectionist, so it is not a surprise that he is irritated with the Patriots’ struggles on the offensive side of the ball. That said, he has always been viewed as someone who places winning above all else, which is why his somber demeanor following a victory was noteworthy.

In the long run, Brady not being satisfied despite a 9-1 record will probably be a good thing for the Patriots. The comments we heard from one member of their coaching staff helped put Brady’s mindset into perspective. Brady’s job is to score points, and he’s having a hard time fulfilling his responsibilities at the moment. The fact that he is upset about that should be viewed as a positive.

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