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Tom Brady says he cried after Super Bowl loss to Eagles


Tom Brady says he cried after Super Bowl loss to Eagles

Tom Brady dropped a pass in the Super Bowl and the New England Patriots lost to the Eagles.

It was hard on the legendary quarterback.

Brady visited Stephen Colbert's Late Show on Monday night to talk about the tough defeat.

Colbert asked Brady how he dealt with the loss.

"Cry. Mostly cry," Brady said. "You can't win them all."

"Actually when you wake up the next morning, you're like, 'was that a nightmare?!'"

On the contrary, it was a dream come true for Philly fans.

You can enjoy the whole segment below. Brady also tried a strawberry for the first time and chugged a beer. So there's hope for him yet. (In all honesty, as a Philadelphian, Brady actually comes across very likeable!)

Roob's 10 observations a month after the Super Bowl

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Roob's 10 observations a month after the Super Bowl

It’s been a month now, and I’m guessing most Eagles fans still wake up some mornings, sit up, look around and then the reality hits them.

“Holy crap … The Eagles actually won the Super Bowl.”

This is called winning. And it's fun.

All of our lives changed in one way or another that frigid February evening in Minneapolis. So let’s take a look back with 10 Eagles Observations One Month after They Won the Super Bowl.

1. One thing I didn’t expect going into the Super Bowl was a big game from LeGarrette Blount. Blount’s productivity had clearly dropped the second half of the season. Through the Bears game in November, he was averaging 4.8 yards per carry — fourth-highest in the NFL. The next seven weeks, Blount averaged 2.9 yards per carry — second-worst in the NFL during that span. The other thing is, the Super Bowl is a young man’s game. Going into Super Bowl LII, only two running backs Blount’s age had rushed for 50 yards in a Super Bowl while averaging 4.0 yards per carry — none since O.J. Anderson in 1991. No running back 31 or older had ever averaged 6.0 yards per carry in a Super Bowl. Or even 5.0. So history was against him. And on the Eagles’ first drive, Blount had two carries for minus-1 yard. But Doug Pederson stuck with Blount, and on Blount's next carry, he plowed through traffic for a 36-yard gain, and on his following carry, he ran 21 yards for a touchdown. Blount finished with 14 carries for 90 yards, unprecedented numbers for a back his age. It was a remarkable performance, even more remarkable considering his age and the way he finished the season.

2. Putting Tom Brady’s performance in context, he became only the seventh quarterback in NFL history — regular season or postseason — with 500 passing yards and no interceptions in a game. That’s what the Eagles overcame.

3. And this: Going into the Super Bowl, 39 teams in NFL history had gained 600 yards in a game and none had lost. The Eagles allowed 613 and won.

4. Keep this in mind when watching the combine: The Eagles’ Super Bowl roster had more players who were undrafted or drafted in the fifth through seventh rounds (28) than drafted in the first three rounds (23). The combine has its purpose, but ultimately how many reps you do or how fast you do the three-cone drill doesn’t make you a champion.

5. For those who still buy into the nonsense that Nick Foles’ postseason was a fluke, consider this: Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have had more postseason games with a passer rating of 100 before their 30th birthday: Troy Aikman, Brett Favre, Joe Flacco, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. If Foles was a fluke, then those guys were flukes, too.

6. Let’s put the Eagles’ offensive performance in Super Bowl LII into context: The Eagles netted 374 passing yards and 164 rushing yards. That made them the first Super Bowl team and only the fourth team in NFL postseason history with 350 passing yards and 150 rushing yards. The Eagles recorded the fifth-most passing yards in a Super Bowl and the sixth-highest rushing average. How do you stop that combination? It speaks volumes about Pederson’s play calling that the Eagles were able to do whatever they wanted whenever they wanted and that he was able to mix up the play calls to the point where whatever he dialed up worked. Doug called a perfect game. The man is a genius.

7. Regarding the Philly Special, I don’t know what’s more incredible to watch: The exchange between Doug and Nick on the sideline or the play itself. I still can’t believe either one actually happened.

8. All year Pederson spoke about how he wanted his guys to just have fun, do what they do best, relax and enjoy every moment. That was just Corey Clement, Trey Burton and Nick Foles being themselves and having fun on that play. You can’t execute that play under that spotlight, on 4th down in a Super Bowl, with 100 million people watching, if you aren’t loose and free and having fun.  

9. I was talking to Clement postgame in the locker room when an emotional Jeff Lurie came over and embraced him. I snapped this with my phone. Love this picture:  

10. The most amazing stat ever is that Foles has 14 incomplete passes combined in the second half of his four career postseason starts. Fourteen. He’s 48 for 62 for 544 yards with five touchdowns, no interceptions and a 130.4 passer rating. That’s not even possible.

Nick Foles can't even go to Whole Foods anymore

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Nick Foles can't even go to Whole Foods anymore

The Nick Foles World Tour continued on Thursday night as the Super Bowl MVP appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The comedian and the backup-turned-Super-Bowl-MVP chatted about the newfound fame that had Foles in Los Angeles for this appearance and has had him seemingly everywhere since the Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Nothing is sacred anymore for Foles. 

"It's a little bit different," Foles said. "My safe spot to go was always Whole Foods. No one cared, no one recognized. But I can't go into Whole Foods now and I love going there. I knew things had changed when I went in there and got recognized."

Whole Foods had a suggestion for Foles.

Kimmel then noted how many Eagles fans are in L.A. (Remember when the Eagles basically had home games twice there this season?) Kimmel asked Foles if he's been seeing a lot of Birds fans while in L.A. 

Foles: "Everywhere. Everywhere we've been there's been a ton of Philly fans, which is awesome." 

Kimmel: "What do they do when they see you?"

Foles: "Most of the time it's ... cry. It starts off as a normal conversation, then it turns into tears. And everyone asks me, 'What do you do?'"

Kimmel: "Yeah, what do you do?" 

Foles: "I simply just say, 'I understand. I get it.' Trust me, I've been in Philly. I get it. I get it; I know. And it means a lot. And the fact that the whole city cried, it was so emotional, that's what was so special to us. To be a part of winning this thing and bringing it back home to where it hasn't been. That's what was so special. And if you look at the parade and everything that went on, all the fans, all the speeches players gave, Jason Kelce gave. If you haven't watched that speech, watch Jason Kelce's speech." 

Kimmel: "That was a beautiful speech. That was right up there with Dr. Martin Luther King. That was some speech and some outfit he was wearing." 

From there, Foles tried to explain Kelce's speech and what he was saying about Eagles fans. He, of course, noted Kelce did it with a little bit different language. 

Then Kimmel asked Foles about being a backup. The host noted that there's no way Foles could go back to being a backup, right? Well, what Kimmel might not know is that Foles is under contract in Philly for 2018 and Carson Wentz is still recovering from a torn ACL and LCL. 

"We love Philly," Foles said. "You know, that stuff's out of my control. My agents, they handle all that. But we love Philly, we love the situation. And we'll worry about it when that time comes."

Finally, Kimmel asked Foles if he's heard from Tom Brady since the end of the game. Foles said not yet. Foles did offer that after the Super Bowl ends, there's chaos on the field and it's hard to move or get anywhere.

Kimmel came up with a solid solution. Brady should send Foles a pair of Ugg boots ... with a pebble inside. 

Here's the full appearance: