posted at 9/9/2013 9:53 AM EDT
In response to mthurl's comment:
All in all I thought he played well today considering he was under some heavy pressure (which I'm sure he'll see every week now) and the fact that he was throwing to rookies. I've read a couple of negative posts about him and of course we have rusty running around bashing the best player in franchise history, but I thought we wouldn't of won without him. There was a third down pass to Amendola where he had about an inch to fit the ball...he did. If Thompkins had got his feet down, or came back for a ball in the endzone his stats would of been better and the game a little easier. I thought he battled out there...I thought he took his hits well (like he always does) and got right back up like it never happened. He lined everybody up out there and tried to put them in the best position to win - and in the end he drove his team right down the field to win the thing.
I can't believe people can discount what this guy does every week, I really can't. There are 28 qb's in the league that wouldn't of stood a chance out there today throwing to the young guys he was throwing to today on the road...that's a fact. We are lucky to have him.
I agree, Good Post. I just got here, but if people found a way to talk bad about Brady after that game, they dont know football. I hope it was a reality check for homers. I still like the team and they should get better every week, but its still not ideal. I overated Thompkins based on preseason, I will admit it, but I still like him. There were some on here saying Sudfeld had the best hands on the team based on ONE catch in preseason. Another poster said Jamie Collins is the best tackler on the team. Didnt even see him yesterday. Soo my point is, this team is probably not as good as some thought. Will it get better, sure? but lets not discount what Brady is gonna do this year. If he gets 10 wins, its a Great Year. He is out here with spare parts. Edleman, noone wanted. Amdendola is gonna be in and out. Dobson is not as good as some think. Thompkins is good but is green. Gronk isnt playing yet. Jets and Rexy are going out with a bang. They got after TB, so its not gonna be easy Thursday either. Im with my team all the way, but TB IS the team right now.
We are all hoping for an improved defense to offset our offensive struggles but we shall see. I dont want to panic over one game but these are things I thought already. If Thompkins cant seperate, what is a slower Dobson gonna look like? More Back shoulder throws to guys who are covered? What we would do without Vareen? BEAST! Bye Bye Ridley, Hello Vareen. Now we know why Blount was kept.
So lets realize this is gonna be a battle all year long. Its Brady and his patience and his excerience thats gonna get us by if we do. Not the guy to be ragging on. I have confident it will get better. IF you gonna rag on someone, rag on the GM who bring in these cheap options and depends on his H.O.F.er to make it look good. Brady , the legend continues.
The defense played well too, lets not discount that. Arrington still cant cover deep, but he was a force with the 2 strips. Donte looked good and I thought we held it together for the most part.