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Tom Brady having an off year

Julian Edelman (11) has been one of Tom Brady’s few familiar targets in the passing game.
Julian Edelman (11) has been one of Tom Brady’s few familiar targets in the passing game.Credit: jonathan wiggs/globe staff

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FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ struggles aren’t all Tom Brady’s fault. They aren’t all the fault of the receivers. They aren’t all the fault of the offensive line or coaching staff.

But though he’s seemingly loathe to admit anything is wrong with him, saying on Wednesday, “I feel really good” when asked about his mechanics, statistically Brady is having a very un-Brady-like season.

He’s on pace for career lows — or career highs — in a few statistical categories, and is putting up numbers typically seen from mediocre quarterbacks rather than a future Hall of Famer.

There have been extenuating circumstances, of course. There’s no way to know how much they are factoring into Brady’s play. What we’re seeing is likely a combination of an off year by Brady and all of the changes.

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