In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
In response to RockScully's comment:
As you can see, this topic exists a lot more than some here want to admit. I'd say he has 2-3 years left and it's probably pointless to entertain trading him because I am not sure you get the value you'd want back.
But, clearly, tht :fire" you speak of does seem to be a problem. His pregame antics are the same. He enjoys playing, but I wonder how easy it is for him during the season against bad or mediocre Ds, is counter-productive for him when the postseason hits.
I was simply shocked at this mediocre SB last year after such a poor performance. The game was right there the entire 4th qtr and he just made mistake after mistake. I was on here saying "no way he has two back to back subpar games". I was wrong. He did.
You can give him a pass in SB 42 because of the O Line issues, the Giants front 7 playing out of their gourds, etc, but recently, we have a serious problem.
Paul Perillo was on Pats All Access pre-postseason saying "the last guy I am worried about is Tom Brady".
I don't feel that way AT ALL anymore. I feel the total opposite. FOr the last 2 years, I've said NE will win the division, go deep into the postseason but my main question is how Brady will run the offense and how he executes in it.
As Brady or any QB goes, so does the team.
Until I see differently, there is no way I can just pretend. He a GOLDEN opportunity to really take control of this AFC title game in the second half and they didn't even get 1 FG.
Absolutely brutal. It's almost like the losses bother me more than him.
he doesnt seem to have the same passion as he used to, on that we agree. i still think brady has another ring in him before he retires though.
I think step 1 is to let Welker go. Since 2007 and since 2010 with him being so spoiled with arguably the best 3 different size in between hash route runners in the NFL, his skills have compromised a bit. His deep ball is horrendous, he ignores trying to establish playaction in 90% of the games, and his perimeter throws are also not that good. SOme of it may be having to do with the his leg injury in 2008 with a paranoia in stepping forward with the right mechanics, but regardless, it's been weak in that area.
I want to see him forced back into his non-comfort zone because I think it will make him mentally tougher and a better overall QB.
Ever notice sometimes when he runs a screen or a quick hitch to Welker he sort of strolls down the field like ho-hum? It's because his underneath targets are so good, it is ho hum. I saw him make more incredible passes in 2005 or 2006 than he has in recent years. It's because he had to.
I know this isn't a huge deal, but you'd never see him look that bored back in 2006 when he was sort forced to raise the bar with just Caldwell, Watson and an old Troy Brown as his top options.
He's changed. There's no doubt. He puts up better stats in the regular season and looks more like a younger QB trying to grow into the league now in the postseason.
I just was watching Schlereth and Jaws saying the whole reason why the Rams lost SB 36 is because they chose to throw so much. 47 times.
Again, that was a choice. They didn't have to throw so much in the first half or abandon the run so early in the 3rd qtr eiher. Only down 14-3 at the half or 17-10 doesn't mean you panic and take out half your playbook.
Brady seems to want to get to that 40 pass plateau and I just don't get it. It's a clear path to a loss.