Look, it is the endless and ongoing debate...where is Brady in his career. Like most, I saw every home game from the stadium, and was on the road with the team for 2 games. I also was able to catch every away game on TV, as most every one else did as well.
I saw the missed passes, the drops, the OL break down in pass pro, and also saw the run game stuffed at the most Inopportune times. I also saw long stretches without argue able pro bowlers Gronk, Hern, Amendola and the Pats best pass catcher out of the back field, Vereen. Dobson and Thompkins were very uneven, no surprise with rookies...
but what I did have the chance to see was the joint practice with Tampa. There was an absolute beast on the field that day, Vincent Jackson. But with out a doubt, the best player on the field was Brady. He was as accurate as I had ever seen him. He made every throw. He utilized the play book which admittedly was at maybe 30% like and Off Cord. Simply put, he was at the top of his game, and I saw zero regression. Zero.
Physically and mentally, I do believe this guy is still at the top of his game, and if we do start to see any slippage, I believe it will be mentally, as he starts to become frustrated with the talent around him, injuries around him, and his temper and competitiveness get the better of him, making him into a player and team mate he doesn't want to be.
If this team can grow and take next steps, and stay healthy, I am fully confident Brady can take this team to 2-3 more SB's. Brady is not the question mark in this equation. The balance of the team is.