In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
I would have gave a B-. He is being asked to teach on the fly. I really think he is having trust issues with these young receivers and they are not on the same page. He is guessing where and what they are doing. Totally unlike what he showed to have with Branch, Welker and Gronk.
There's some truth to what you're saying...and this may be effecting his accuracy. But, if the Patriots are to hold off Miami in the AFC East, and seriously contend this season, Tom must play better.
I think his reads were ok for the most part. The troubling thing for me is when he throws low to a wide open WR,. It happened a few times. Is he is too excited after seeing someoen wide open? Is it because he rarely steps into his throws anymore(back footed) is it a sign of getting old? or due to his lack of tunes ups during the year(Maritinez pasing away) I think that gets overlooked a lot. Last couple years McNabb played he threw almost EVERY ball in the dirt. I hope thats not something that comes with age. Otherwise if he corrects that, He is fine.
The rest of the things I chalk up to playing with new guys(knowing when guys will break routes, gauging speed of target downfield) (off target pass to Sudfeld, Ridley last week) He threw to the same guy the last 5 years. I expect adjustments now that he is has to look eslewhere.