In response to TheTinMan's comment:
season: 27 sacks, 72 hits
1st 7: 14 sacks, 31 hits
hits are pretty much on pace to be equal to 2012, but number of sacks has doubled so far. But what can you make of it? Is it because the play calling is too predicitable, and D's are teeing off? is Brady holding the ball longer (and does that mean he's having problems with reads, or the receivers can't get open, or D's have good coverage?)? Is it that the Oline is bad this year?
I doubt there is just one thing you can point to. Seems to me it's a blend of all these things, pointing to the entire O just not playing well. It isn't one guy, or one part of the O. The entire thing is out of whack right now, from the gameplan and playcalling to the execution.
Brady holding the ball too long waiting for the young guys, play calling that has constantly looking for the long ball instead of using more quick strike because the slot receivers and Vereen have been injured...
Pro Football Focus just named Solder and Vollmer to their midseason pro bowl team, considering opposing teams know Brady has been struggling with the young receivers, we've played teams that have been solid against the run, that we are likely to take more sacks is no surprise. The offense struggling extends to all positions including the guy calling the plays.