Brady was horrendous. Again. 1st play an INT? Ugh.
There's just no way around avoiding this discussion. There just isn't. You can ban me all you want, but the fact remains that Tom Brady just doesn't have the fire anymore to be a consistent, elite QB. It's ok to admit it. He's done. Last week, the O Line and Ridley carried him and this week when the run game was handled, he was left to do nothing.
I don't know what it is. I don't know if it's where his interests lay at this point in terms of family, etc, but he's simply not engaged and not as good as he used to be. It's a shame, but it's very clear he doesn't have the fire anymore. His time has come.
In 2010, he had a lot to prove after a good/solid comeback 2009, but you could tell he wanted to be elite again, so he really took over and was the league MVP after BB dealt Moss.
Now, it's just painful to watch. His throws are reckless, wild, inaccurate much of the time and he's constantly making bad decisions. How many times today could he have just run 3 yards forward, but he forced the throw or cowered and took a sack for some odd reason. I don't understand what happened to the heady Brady who had this incredible cerebral feel for the position and the game.
Anyway, I'm done commenting on this because it's clear Brady has checked out and isn't interested in winning another SB. He can say whatever he wants, act excited after a TD, etc, but this constant wasting of time for 75% of the game is embarrassing. Ridley had 60 yards at the half, but we still see Brady in the shotgun over and over and over, just like we did to start the game, and it's another loss because of it.
For the love of god, stop putting him in the shotgun/stop allowing him to call the plays.
I do not see this team winning jack squat with this kind of offense. There is so much talent on offense, but for whatever reason, the guy in charge of it all isn't at the controls anymore.