Tom Brady was on to Cincinnati this morning and having nothing to do with Donald Trump’s “locker room talk,” Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald reports.
The Patriots quarterback was asked about the last time the Bengals came to Foxboro — Oct. 5, 2014. The Patriots were coming off a humiliating 41-14 Monday night loss at Kansas City, one of the worst setbacks in the Bill Belichick era, prompting the coach to continually answer questions that week with the comment, “We’re on to Cincinnati.” The quote grew in stature after Brady and the Pats rebounded with a resounding 43-17 victory over the Bengals. The Pats lost only two more times that season en route to winning the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title.
“At the end of the day we played good so that’s what matters most,” said Brady. “Our ability to focus on that particular game and that opponent, we did a great job at that.”
Brady much preferred talking about the Bengals rather than Trump’s recent controversial comments. When asked what he would tell his kids if they heard Trump’s version of “locker room talk,” a reference to the Republican presidential candidate’s comments in a video released last week, Brady used the question to end the press conference.
“Thank you, guys. Have a good day,” he said, smiling and leaving the podium.