Still, Brady was fairly frank in pointing the finger at himself, in certain circumstances. In particular, those comments seemed aimed at a little bit of a downfield disconnect between he and Randy Moss.
Then again, there's a reason why those throws are low-percentage ones.
"What we’ve seen all year is when we execute well, we produce points, we move the ball, we get first downs," Brady said. "And when we don’t execute well, we don’t move the ball, we don’t convert on third down, we don’t get the ball in the red area. If you’re the quarterback and you have guys open and you overthrow them by five yards, you’re not gonna score points.
"That’s understanding plays we’ve had where we haven’t done what we were coached to do. That’s just not the way you play football."
But in general, Brady seems on his way. Statistically and otherwise. And he should be.
His rehab, at least from a medical standpoint, was complete in February, to the point where his trainer told me he was able to do everything that was asked of him. The next step was getting on the field, and now, it seems, that transition is coming close to complete.