Tom Brady compares Pats, Jets crowd

Updated: September 16, 2010, 3:55 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked Wednesday about the challenge of playing in New Meadowlands Stadium on Sunday, and in sharing his thoughts he contrasted it to the Patriots' home crowd.

"It's a tough place to play. The Meadowlands is always a tough place to play," Brady replied. "The road environment is very different than our friendly home crowd, who, when I looked up, half the stadium was gone when we were up 21 points in the early fourth quarter, which I wasn't so happy about. But I don't think the Jets fans leave early.

"They're going to be loud the whole game, so communication is always an issue. We worked on it a lot in practice, and we worked on it in training camp quite a bit. Last year we didn't do a very good job of it, and that was painfully obvious to all of us. We have to do a better job this year."

Student assistant Mike Rodak contributed to this report.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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