Pats’ Tom Brady Says He’s ‘a little sore’ After Hits From Dolphins
Miami left Brady feeling ‘a little sore’ after the Dolphins defense hit Brady 8 times during their game on Sunday.
“Kind of late in the year and it was a pretty physical game. A little extra treatment this week and I’ll be ready to go next week,” Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan Show.”
Brady may be sore, but he does not feel that any of the hits that the Dolphins’ defense laid on him crossed a line.
“I don’t think so,” Brady said. “I think it’s just kind of over the course of the play. That’s kind of how they play. They play physical, they play aggressive, and sometimes they get called and sometimes they don’t. If the refs call it, they call it. If they don’t, they don’t. I always kind of lobby the refs all game to try to get a couple, but we really didn’t get any yesterday.”
Brady specifically discussed a hit from Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh which many felt was a helmet-to-helmet hit.
“It was close … I think that was right underneath my helmet” Brady said of the hit.
Brady also doesn’t feel that Suh and other Dolphins defenders were trying to purposely knock him out of the game.
“I don’t think so,” Brady admitted.
“I think they’re trying to win and it’s just a style of play — some people play to the whistle, some people play to the echo of the whistle, some people play a little bit beyond that. [Suh] is a tough player. He’s a very physical player. He’s always played that way. He gets called for penalties sometimes, and sometimes he doesn’t. I think he’s OK with that. I think their team is fine with that. I’m glad we kept our poise. It was good; Danny [Amendola] got into it with [Bobby] McCain and McCain threw a punch and got kicked out.
There is risk-reward to all those things. I’m glad we kept our poise all day and didn’t get any of those penalties.”