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“I respect Tom Brady and the New England Patriots,” he said. “He does a great job with the guys he has. But if that was Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers on the other side, with those big play outfits, 57 seconds would have been plenty enough time for those guys.”

The Patriots‘ passes, he said, are much shorter.

“They needed a helluva lot more than 57 seconds to be able to win the football game,” Jacobs said. “So I wasn’t worried at all.”

But what choice did they have?

“It was better than not having a chance at all,” Brady said.