Updated: October 7, 2014, 4:39 PM ET


By Lee Schechter | Special to ESPNBoston.com


It’s been a roller-coaster couple of weeks for the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady.

In the six days between getting embarrassed on national television by the Kansas City Chiefs and blowing out the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals, the Patriots were criticized by the media like at no other time during the Bill Belichick era, and reports about “tension” between Brady and the coaching staff arose.

Despite the emotional ups and downs, Brady reiterated Monday night that he does not want to play anywhere but New England.

“I love the Patriots,” Brady said in his weekly Monday night radio interview on Westwood One. “I always say it, and I say it time and time again, there is no place I’d rather play, there is no place I’d rather be. I play for the greatest owner and, to me, the greatest coach of all time.

“So, my family is in Boston. We’ve been such a part of this community and we love it. I just want to do the best job I can and the best job for my teammates, my coaches, for everybody that supports me. So that’s where my focus is and that’s where it always will be. So that’s how I feel about it.”

With Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning leaving Indianapolis, Brett Favre leaving Green Bay and Brady’s childhood idol Joe Montana leaving San Francisco, Brady was asked about the possibility of leaving the only place he’s played in the same way those three greats did and whether he would be worried about following in their footsteps.

“Well, everybody’s circumstances are different,” Brady told Westwood One. “The NFL is very unpredictable, so pro …read more