In response to ClarkGriswold's comment:
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
to get brady to play at an elite level in the playoffs? he has shown year after year that he is still elite and still puts up very good numbers in the regular season. during that time, everyone is happy with the offense and the weapons brady has around him. then come the afc title games, brady decided he wants to take those games off. so i ask what can the pats do to get mr. brady out of this funk?
this isnt about the defense, the opinions on that will vary, many of you loons think its all their fault, thats fine. if you want to be in denial about the offense, then you will continue to be disappointed.
so what do they need?
1. Let Welker go. Brady is better without binkies. Gronk will be a binky, but in a good way, because he's just a huge target. I can live with that. But, the buddy/buddy thing he and Welker have, I feel, affected how he's played.
2. Get another perimeter WR to go with Lloyd. Brady hasn't been the same since he got spoiled with Moss and Welker as the ying/yang of a lethal pass offense. 2010 was the closest he's been to his old self, but he still hasn't made that switch. SUggestion: Brian Hartline.
3. Get Brady to do some agility and maybe some kind of a reaction kind of drill to get him to run more when plays break down at the line. Show him some old tape where he used to do this with no problem. 3 yards is better than an incompletion and the clock stopping, over and over.
4. Get a FB/HB type in here that you actually use more than any time in the last 6 or 7 years. Not a Heath Evans, but a legit athlete who is more like a large RB who can run, block and catch. Suggestion: Trade for Michael Robinson from Seattle. Underrated. Let Woodhead go. Whenever Welker and Woodhead are used a lot, we lose. Not a coincidence.
5. Tell Brady to get back under center. Take away some autonomy against some opponents, the ones with a quality front 7 and secondary. No more audiibling to get yourself into the shogun.
I keep thinking back to the 2009 NFL piece about BB and the opening 2009 game when Brady was back from his injury. BB was telling him to settle down and Brady went on the defensive saying he "hit him right in the hands". BB was incredulous because he didn't hit Faulk in the hands at all. It was way over his head.
At the end of the day, BB has to slap Brady, pass less, get the ball out into other people's hands who don run mid field routes all game long.
yea brady does like to blame his receivers constantly....just two years ago he got into that b.itchfest with bill o'brien when he got intercepted in the red zone against the redskins....i guarantee you that after he sees the tape, he acknowledges his mistakes, but during the game he thinks its never his fault.