In response to mthurl's comment:
Anyone hear the interview with Brady this morning with Dennis and Callahan? He had some interesting comments about the young receivers. First he was talking about Edelman...about how much he loves him, how happy he is for him and how hard he worked to get where he is. Then he was asked about the young guys - I thought he had a interesting answer - he went on to say they have to want it. How important is football to them? Are they going to put the work in? He then said the great receivers in the league worked for it. He mentioned Welker, he mentioned Moss. He asked the question out loud if they were willing to put football first.
I found this all very interesting. It made me wonder a little if a guy like Boyce put in the time this year needed to be a contributer in this offense, because he sure the hell didn't contribute (and I thought he had the most talent of them all). And didn't Thompkins get benched for a game? He started out fast and then hit the wall - I know rookies do that, but I wonder if he wasn't putting in the time?
I'm not saying these guys are bums, but I do think they will need to understand what it takes to succeed in the NFL. Normal rookie/young guy stuff I guess, but it has to end right now. We all know some of these guys take two/three years...a guy like Vareen admitted he didn't understand how to play tough until this year...imagine that? I was sitting there waiting for him to be good and it turns out he didn't get the memo his nfl career started three years ago. I hope Dobson, Boyce and Thompkins got that memo listening to Brady today...I'm sure the averages say one of them won't, but I'm hoping they all did.
doesnt matter who we have playing reciever if brady cant hit them when they are wide open. i love brady and will get hammered for saying this but his skills are in rapid decline. he doeasnt throw an accurate deep ball and is even off on the shorter throws. add in that hes the slowest qb in the league and it doesnt give many options . brady succeeds mostly because other than maybe manning hes the smartest qb out there. he didnt throw any interceptions which helped keep it from being even more of a blowout. unless the defense can be the bears of the eighties i doubt brady wins a super bowl again.
go ahead and blast away as i said before i love having brady as our qb but his best years are behind him.