Tom Brady admitted the strength of the New England Patriots' this season is their defense and special teams, not their offense. Brady was reportedly upset with New England's decisions to release Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon. The Patriots also lost Rob Gronkowski to retirement.
Brady was asked about his frustration after beating the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11.
“I think I’m always generally frustrated during football season,” said Brady. “I don’t think it’s very unique.”
“I was very happy we won,” Brady added, “but just wish we would play better offensively. You have to go do it. Like I said, I don’t think it’s about talking about it, it’s about doing it and trying to get the best we can out of our offense to see if we can be more productive and score more points.”
Brady said winning is the only thing that matters.
“I just think to win the game ultimately you just have to score more points than the other team,” Brady said. “That goes without saying. I don’t know what it is going to be on a particular week. We won the Super Bowl 13-3. You know, that was pretty good. We lost the Super Bowl 41-33. That wasn’t good. I don’t know how many points it is going to be. The reality is it is a team sport. It’s complementary football.
“The strength of our team is our defense and special teams,” Brady continued. “So on offense, we just have to take advantage when we get opportunities, understand where our strength lie and try to play to them. Not giving short fields, not turning the ball over, try to take advantage when we get into the red area and score touchdowns. And that’s kind of where our offense is, and that’s kind of where our team is.”