"I'm thankful for my opportunity here and what it's been for the past five years", the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder said. Doesn't that sound arrogant if I said that?
"Greatest quarterback of all time, but that doesn't mean that he's unbeatable", Jenkins said. I think if you feel lucky, like you feel like, "oh gosh, we were lucky" or, 'oh gosh, that was unbelievable, ' then maybe you don't feel like you've earned that right in some capacity. "But we're not talking about open heart surgery here". Even though Belichick's personality is dry, his knowledge is endless.
"We work hard for this", said Matthew Slater, the Patriots' special teams captain. "If this was on my left hand, I could care less, but just based on where it was, we had to deal with it".
"We're not talking about open-heart surgery", Belichick deadpanned. "The game is never over after the halftime, and you've got to go to the end". We keep finding ways to win and moving on.
The Patriots and Eagles, who last won an National Football League title in 1960, several years before the first Super Bowl, met in the Super Bowl after the 2004 season with the Patriots prevailing 24-21.
Brady finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots (15-3), who'll play the victor of Sunday night's game between Minnesota and Philadelphia in Minneapolis on February 4.
The Jaguars led 14-3 in the first half and 20-10 with less than nine minutes left before Brady rallied the Patriots with two touchdown passes to Danny Amendola, who caught the game-winner on a toe-tapping catch in the back of the end zone with 2:48 left. A December injury devastated Eagles fans when quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in a game against the Los Angeles Rams. And now Belichick and Patricia have two weeks to get ready for Foles. That's why Tom Brady's lacerated and lightly sprained finger-the type of injury you might get from slicing a bagel-became a four-day Wagnerian epic of bright red gloves, coy press conference comments and fake will-he-or-won't-he speculation. The Patriots will have to wait to see if Gronkowski is cleared to play. Now, that argument can be bolstered.
Brady won his eighth AFC championship, hoping to add a sixth Super Bowl ring to his collection. Brady acknowledged Sunday it would have been far-fetched to suggest all those years ago that this was possible.
"It's pretty awesome", Brady said.
"I just tried to dislodge the ball".
"Every year has been different and every team is different and every season is different", Brady said. "My family, my parents, my sisters, friends, and obviously my teammates and coaches, nothing is achieved in this sport, nothing could ever be achieved without everyone's love and support". I try to do things the right way, and I'm very blessed.
"We'd go fishing in the summer, ice fishing in the winter, and milk the cows with my grandpa and just kind of tend to the farm".