In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:
If Brady's reported lack of accuracy on the deep ball is age related, I still think this offense has enough going for it make a deep playoff run. I don't see Brady's play as a huge negative. He's still a top echelon player and will be a major reason for this team's success or lack therof. We are very spoiled in what we expect from our QB.
I remember the days when Moss was catching bombs and the criticism at the time was that Brady-to-Moss bombs wasn't going to win the Pats a Superbowl when it mattered. We all know the rest. Neither of those teams gets near a superbowl without Brady and with Cassell or Hoyer running the show in my opinion. And despite a pass happy offense, those teams were minutes away from two more SB wins.
I do not believe Brady's current slump is age related. In placeing the pass where the defence has no possibility to get at it with an increased velosity, just make the chances of the reciever making the catch more difficult. Lets not forget that Brady's trusted mechanics advisor has not been there for him the last two seasons, fighting cancer and eventualy passing to it last spring. With better mechanics will come increased touch and less velocity needed. Making the recievers job easyier.