“Multiple looks, multiple pressures, multiple coverages,” said former Patriots safety James Ihedigbo, explaining how his new team flummoxed his old one. “He’s a phenomenal quarterback. You have to give him different looks every time. I think there was a stretch where we probably called somewhere around eight different plays, eight different pressures, eight different plays, coverages in one drive. So you have to continue to switch it up on the guy because he’s so smart.”
So much credence is put on wins and losses for quarterbacks. But is there anyone out there who thinks Flacco, the NFL’s Eeyore, is a more capable QB than Brady?
Blame Brady if you want. But the difference between the days when the Patriots won Super Bowls isn’t Brady, it’s the team around him.
Until the Patriots rectify that, each season is going to end in silence instead of celebration.