It was another sterling performance for Tom Brady in yesterday’s 33-8 thrashing of the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City. The 40-year-old quarterback completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns in the win as the Patriots notched their sixth straight victory to improve to 8-2 on the season.
When asked on Monday morning’s weekly appearance on WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan Show as to why both he has been so dominant over the course of his career, Brady, who was on his way to Gillette Stadium, said he was not sure if other quarterbacks have the drive to go right back to work coming off a long road trip.
“I have no idea. I have no idea. I mean, I know what works for me, the routine,” he said. “I’m pretty efficient with what I do. I think you can always dig deeper in this offense and always dig deeper into the defenses that we’re facing. Really because of the continuity of our system, our team, our coaches, we always, we have a lot at our disposal every week. I think it’s tough on an opposing defense because we have a great library of offense and we try to figure out our matchups based on our personnel and there’s flexibility within our offense when guys go out.
“At one point yesterday, Danny (Amendola) was in the locker room in the third quarter. We had two receivers left — Brandin (Cooks) and Phillip (Dorsett) — neither of whom played on our team last year. We have four tight ends and four backs. So a lot of the offense just morphed into what it needed to be. Danny came back again. We changed some things up.
“That’s the point of the football season,” Brady added. “You’re always going to be challenged at different positions with depth and injuries and so forth, different matchups, and you’ve got to have enough versatility to still win, move the ball and score points, even when you might not be in the most ideal situation personnel-wise. That changes over the course of a long four months of football. We’re coming into the most important time of the year, really, when the best teams start to separate themselves. We’ve put ourselves in a decent position, but five of six games against AFC East opponents and we have to play our best football.”
When it comes to his personal ability to play efficiently and avoid mistakes, he said there isn’t just one reason.
“It’s a lot of factors. There’s a lot of things that are happening quick,” he said. “Again, when you’ve played football for as long as I have, it’s very instinctive. I’ve seen…