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Patriots postgame chatter after loss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A sampling of some strong comments from Patriots players after the team’s second-half collapse in a 28-14 loss to the Jets:

Quarterback Tom Brady (on the difference between the two halves): “We couldn’t do anything in the second half. We had a hard time gaining yards there. We couldn’t do anything on third down. We couldn’t gain anything on first and second down. We couldn’t run it. We couldn’t throw it. We just sucked. That’s what it comes down to.”

Brady (on second-half struggles on the road): “I think when it comes down to the second halves of these games, our level of toughness, we have to go out and play tougher. There were times where I think we had opportunities to do a better job out there and we didn’t. That’s all of us, starting with me. I have to do a better job leading this team and certainly executing better when it’s crunch time.”

Receiver Randy Moss (on what happened in the second half): “Some things you really can’t answer. It just seemed like it fell apart in the second half. … It's being able to handle adversity. I think the Jets handled adversity the right way, and we handled it the wrong way.”

Cornerback Darius Butler (on his struggles): “Someone’s taller than you, bigger than you, faster than you … you have to find a way to stop him. That’s what you get paid to do. And I didn’t do a good job of that today.”

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski (on opening the season 1-for-4 on field goals after missing a 37-yard attempt Sunday): “It’s a disaster start for my season. I’ve struggled before, but this seems like the worst I’ve struggled so far. I have to get over the hump quick.”