Is Tom Brady in decline?
Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:24 PM
I have heard this discussed a few times this season.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:40 PM
He's certainly been uncharacteristically inaccurate this season with misses on some throws that are normally routine for him.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:45 PM
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:16 PM
I'm with you on this. I think the rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. While I hope this is the case, I won't be putting any nails in that coffin until he's clearly going down.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:18 PM
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:21 PM
We can only hope. The patriots deserve another decade of irrelevant suffering
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:24 PM
That felt awful to say.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:25 PM
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:52 PM
Sure, he and his #22 ranked offense are no longer ranked the # ONE offense in both points & Yards like they were last season. But there are reasons....
#1) No WR Wes Welker to catch 100+ passes, as he is now in Denver. Then the player they brought in to replace Welker in Danny Amendola in true to his past as he has been injured a lot this season
#2) No TE's as both Gronkowski was out the first 6 weeks as he was recovering from an injury. Also, the Pats #2 TE Aaron Hernandez on their depth chart is gone because he is sitting in jail pending a murder trial.
#3) The Patriots let 3 WR's, Dion Branch, Brandon Lloyd & Donte Stallworth & TE Kellen Winslow Jr all leave. So they are left with Rookie WR's Aaron Dobson & Kenbrell Thompson who are both just learning the offense.
#4) The run game hasn't been quite the same with Shane Vareen on IR, and the primary RB Stevan Ridley riding the bench due to fumble - injury problems.
#5) 3rd down & possession receiving RB Danny Woodhead is now in san Diego
The Patriots still have possession WR Julian Edelman, they now have WR Amendola & TE Gronk back playing. RB Stevan Ridley looks to back in form. Although, the Patriots may never get back to that #1 ranking this season because they just lost starting RT for the season to a broken leg. I feel it won't be very long before those rookie WR's are tearing it up for Tom & Bill.
The Patriots were without their most productive offensive players the first 8 games this season, and STILL went 6-2.
The only guy in that receiver corp doing anything this season is TE Tony G, as both Roddy White & Julio Jones (on IR) have done nothing so far this year. Kinda why the Falcons are 2-5.
Brady is way better then Matt Ryan anyway.