Re: Film don't lie, fellas.
posted at 10/23/2013 12:27 PM EDT
It is easy to understand why people react this way.
Simply put, the Brady apologists will be quick to bring up all the mitigating factors that might possibly play into it, if Brady has an off day or even season.
There is no problem with that.
However, they are the very SAME people who want to try and tell you Brady is the whole team, that he makes all his receivers good, and non of his past ones were that great, etc. when the team is doing well.
They are also the very SAME ones who when another player has an off game or season, that player just stinks and there are no mitigating factors. It is simply a horrible BB draft pick and there was nothing possibly contributing to the overall play.
So of course you are going to raise the ire of those on the boards when those folks want to talk out both sides of their face and be completely unobjective.
Brady is playing poorly, at least by his own standards that we have all come to expect form him.
Are there some mitigating factors contributing to that? Of course.
The weapons thing is ridiculously overblown in my opinion however.
Not only have less capable AND less experienced QB's played better than he is currently playing with similar situations or worse situations, Brady himself has played better under similar situations previously.
In it's simplest form. As Brady goes, so goes the offense. The offense stinks right now, for a Patriots offense. What does that say of Bradys current play as well?
He stated the obvious to everyone watching the Pats play so far this season. "I need to play better." I am more than confident he will. For the moment, it is what it is. Big deal.