In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to rtuinila's comment:
Then you haven't been listening to the Boston media if you hadn't heard that they were getting open on a regular basis.
I was hearing "Brady is having to hold onto the ball way too long because nobody can get open" coming from an ex TB hero in John Lynch and his brodcast partner. They also said Dobson wasn't interfered with when he was plainly hit in the facemask just before the ball got to him. They had no clue since, again, intermediate routes were being called and the Oline wasn't holding back the rush. Once they started running the quick slants and screens suddenly everyone was getting open except Sudfeld. Now if Tom could have done a better job of scanning the field he would have seen lots of open receivers he could have hit down field. But he isn't used to doing that anymore. It will probably take a few games. Just like it did with the rookies.
As far as the drops , there weren't that many this time that weren't mostly or partly Brady's fault. Like everyone said once the rooks get over the jitters they will be good.
And now all the excuses come. Are you serious? Brady was holding the ball far too long and it was because people were not getting open. It didn't take announcers to realize this, yet they also seemed to have noticed. I didn't notice Lynch call a biased game... you did?
Dobson drops a lot of passes already. Even bobbled the ball on a few of his catches today too. Should have had a TD catch in today's game, got as hand on it, should have been caught.
It will take time, these guys are rookies, they might not even get it this year, it might take a couple of years. Brady isn't getting younger, there is a window here, that is what I am concerned about.
Brady was holding the ball too long because he was running for his life, dipping and dodging the TB defense and not looking for his receivers. And yeah they called a biased game. Did they mention everytime the Pats receivers got open? No, just once. I would call that biased. Look Lynch was cut by BB so I don't blame him for slanting calls against the Pats.
Dobson had a lot of drops last week, just as many as Welker had his first game with the Broncos. This week if Brady had thrown the ball so a six foot 3 or 4 inch receiver could catch it instead of a 5 foot 8 guy, Dobson would have probably caught that ball. On top of that Brady should be good enough by now so his receiver should be able to get BOTH hands on it. There is a reason one hand catches are on the highlites after the games are over.