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The O-Line sucked today against a superior D just like they always do.
Brady was sacked 4 times, hit 8 more times and hurried all day. Only 4 years ago Brady played a good portion of the season with 3 fractured ribs and a broken finger. He is tough as nails but yeah he's getting older.
All the more reason why the Pats should have made better efforts to surround him with more reliable weapons.
How about a running game?
Take that up with coaches. I mean he dialed up one of the worst game i have seen. They didn't even attempt to pass it in the rain to Brady's strength which is short to intermedate timing routes over the middle. The didn't use TE in and realistic way and BB did his benching of todays best runner over a fumble. Going for the long ball all day in the rain on first down was stupid... play action was getting Brady killed... lets do it again. The screen almost worked.. . lets never call another one all game.
The screen to Dobson was sniffed out. I also do not like him on screens. He's too long for those like Moss was.
I have no issue with people blaming McD or BB with some of the choices today. I really don't.
But, that still has nothing to do with Brady playing so bad. He played bad. Just admit it.
I said he had a bad game... I fully admit it. I think the coaching was horrible though. I really hated not seeing Bolden more even with the fumble. That is totally BB mojo... have to live with it. But McD was horrible today. When a team is struggling simply and go with the few strengths you have... Stop going for the big chunks and take the short passes and run hard. Make third short make able which use to be Brady and the O's bread and butter. I really though they should have sneaked Brady on the first down on the goal line or maybe a sweep because I had a feeling the middle was going to be clogged. Like you I figure they would try to run it at least twice there maybe all four downs... Why use Solder as a TE? He looked slow, I'm sure some of his agility of Te play has diminished with the weight gain and leaning the skills to be an effective lineman.