Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts in the first half during the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady says Patriots had plenty there in AFC Championship game

The New England Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game and missed out on an opportunity to go to the Super Bowl. After the game Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about the lack of size in the Patriots wide receivers and Brady was open to the idea of a big outside receiver but was careful not to insult the receivers they had.

“Yeah, I had Randy Moss and he was pretty good at that,” Brady said on WEEI, via the Boston Herald. “Those are really unique players and we have a very good skill set of receivers in Julian, Austin played yesterday, Danny played his heart out.”

Of course Brady had two large tight ends in years past but with one currently incarcerated and the other out with an injury they weren’t available either. Brady also felt like the Patriots had chances, they just failed to take advantage.

“We had plenty there yesterday, we just couldn’t do enough early in the game to put pressure on the team to play from behind. And we got behind and it was just too much to dig ourselves out of a hole. I’m proud of the way we fought. Our guys played with a lot of toughness and a lot of resiliency. All the way up to the end we fought. That’s really the mark of coach Belichick and what he talks about.”


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