If you have not seen the Monday night game with the Bills Vs. the Patriots then you will need to know that the Pats are lucky. Tom Brady had a pretty good game. He threw for close to 400yds but until the last few minutes of the 4th quater his team was not leading in the most important category. Points.
Here is my take. First off it is week1, so I am not surprised by anything. Secondly, Brady played in the preseason but has not played in ‘real’ over a year. Sure he is tentative, nervous about his knee, rusty…but when it mattered the most he got the job done by getting 2 scores in under 2 minutes.
I am not concerned about Brady. He is and will be fine. His receivers need to ‘catch’ the ball. But…there are ALOT of new faces on D. No more Bruschi, Vrabel, Seau, Seymour etc. Our corners are new, linebackers new and sprinkle in some rookies, it makes you not as sure was you once were. The line is still solid, Jarvis Green, Vince Wilfork and Ty Warren are pretty damm good but it is the linebackers that were always our strength. Adalius Thomas needs to step up and be a beast. Jerod Mayo needs to keep being what he is..real good.
Let’s wait until week 4 before we make any judgements.