Transcript: QB Tom Brady, 9.15

On his thoughts on the Jets after Monday night’s game…

They played one of the top teams in the league in Baltimore, who are probably very similar to the way the Jets are.  It was a very hard fought game.  They’re two very good defensive football teams and they make it tough on offenses.  The Jets defense in one of the best in the league and preparing for them is certainly no easy task.  We’ve spent all day Monday, all day Tuesday and all day today trying to get ready for them.  They present a lot of challenges.  They’re just so physical and they really play that scheme really well.

On if he can expand on when he said he hates the Jets…

(Laughing) Can I expand on those feelings?  Do they really need to be expanded on?

On how deep is hatred is for the Jets…

It’s an intense rivalry.  There are not many New Yorkers that like people from Boston and vice versa.  When I got here, it was always Yankees/Red Sox.  There’s just something between New York and Boston.  The teams have been very competitive.  It’s been a great rivalry.  Obviously, there has been a lot of player movement over the years between teams.  It makes it fun for the fans.  It makes it fun for the players.  It’s great for the league.  I’m glad to be playing so early in the year.  It’s exciting for the players.

On his approach for going against Darrelle Revis…

Well, ultimately, I’m not playing one guy.  I’m playing all 11.  I don’t look too much into that.  I think every team has its strengths and weaknesses.  I don’t think it’s smart to always challenge another team’s strength all the time.  You’ve got to figure out the places where you see they’re vulnerable and go after those. That’s just pretty basic offensive football.  If teams do certain things very well, you’ve got to find other things to do to be successful.  You don’t want to play always into another team’s strengths.  I think they do a lot of things very well, so that’s the challenge.  It’s a very good defense (with) their blitz schemes and how physical they are.  They have a lot of guys that can do a lot of different things – the Bryan Thomases and the Bart Scotts and David (Harris).  They can all rush.  They can all cover and that’s what makes it pretty challenging, more so than one guy.  I don’t think a defense is built around one player.  I think, ultimately, it’s about a team defense.

On Wes Welker…

Wes has been an incredibly reliable and dependable player since he’s been here. He’s had some great games against the Jets.  He’s hard to cover because of his ability to get open with his quickness. He’s a really smart player.  He’s seen a lot of coverages trying to take him away and he always finds a way to be open and get the ball.  He’s a huge asset to our team and he’s someone I’m always looking for.

On his comfort level with Welker…

He’s practiced pretty much all of training camp.  I think he missed more training camp last year than he did this year.  He’s an incredibly hard worker.  I think that’s what makes him so special. He’s a great teammate.  He practices hard every day and I think that’s why he and I have always been on the same page.

On how ready Randy Moss is to go against Revis…

Randy is a competitor.  Randy wants to play well every week.  I’m sure there are certain players he goes against, or teams we go against, that are very motivating for us and that present challenges.  You always want to see how you can do against some of the best players.  Look, any team can take away one player, that’s really not hard to do, but I don’t think that’s the goal of a defense.  I think defenses are trying to take away the entire offense.  We don’t look too much into that other than we’re going to try to get the ball to the guy that’s most open.  There are certain guys and different opportunities on every play.  If you’ve got to run, you’ve got to run it.  If you’ve got to throw, you’ve got to throw it and you’ve got to throw it to the guy who’s going to be open.

On if Moss is motivated this week because Revis called him a slouch during the playoffs last year…

I don’t know.  Different things motivate different people.  We’re all called a lot of names by a lot of people.  It’s hard for me to think that you get so worked up over that.  Revis is a good player, but we play a lot of good players too.  The Jets have a lot of good players.  We don’t prepare for one player.  We prepare for the whole defense.  The thing that makes the Jets defense so good is there are a bunch of good players.  That’s really what we focus on.

On if the Jets and their coach do too much talking…

I don’t really care what they do to tell you the truth.  I’m concerned with what we do.  That’s been our M.O. for a lot of years.  I think it was successful for us.  Jets are going to do what they’re going to do and we’re going to do what we’re going to do.  The reality is none of it really matters.  What matters is how we go out and play this weekend.

On his reaction to the things Rex Ryan says…

I don’t react too often.  I don’t really get into all that.  It doesn’t bother me one way or the other.  I can sit here and make all the predictions in the world too.  The reality for him and all his players and us and our coach (is) we’ve got to go out and play.  I don’t spend my time looking into that other (stuff) or analyzing (it).  I know that I’ve got to get ready to play.  I don’t want to waste my time trying to analyze what he thinks about us.  I just want to go out and play the game.  I’d rather spend my time watching film then really talking to you guys, with all due respect (laughter).

On sounding like Bill Belichick…

Listen guys, the truth is, with all due respect, to win games is preparation, work, commitment and being on the same page with your team.  That’s why you win games.  I can really make all the predictions in the world, but I’ve got to go out there and play and I think that’s what is important to us.  Every team has different styles.  Every team does it differently.  There is no right or wrong way.  It’s just the way that works for us.  That’s why I don’t think we buy into what other people say about us, good, bad or indifferent.  We’ve got to go out there and play the game.

On if Rex Ryan and Belichick have different styles…

Certainly.  Oh yes.  Of course, but that’s their personality.  I think that’s just the way God made them.

On how much more comfortable he feels at the beginning of this season as opposed to last year…

I felt very comfortable last year and I felt comfortable this year.  I thought last year I was very comfortable so I wouldn’t say very different at all.