The Patriots Are 9-1, But Offense A Concern

Concern’s still ahead for the offense

The Patriots got the win Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. But if you talk to Tom Brady you would think they lost the game. Brady had 14 in-completions in the first half, the highest of his career. He also was 26/47 for 216 yards and no touchdowns. That stat line is terrible, and Brady was pissed after the game. The offense hasn’t gotten any better since the bye week, and with half the season already over will it be a problem in January? The defense and special teams keeps bailing out the offense, and with so much turnover at receiver Brady is having trouble connecting with his up and down receivers.

Tom Brady showed his frustrations

In years past Brady can take an average receiver and make him great. However, this year there’s been so much turnover he can’t adjust. Some of it is his fault too. Maybe he needs to do a better job communicating out there and making sure everyone is on the same page. Mohamed Sanu is new, and N’Keal Harry just played in his first game Sunday. As of right now Brady can only trust Edelman to throw to. That obviously isn’t good enough, so what does Brady have to do as the leader? He needs to work with Josh McDaniels and the offense to make sure they’re on the same page, or they could be in trouble come January.

You would think the Patriots lost that game Sunday when Brady spoke after the game. He’s not happy where the offense is, and really can you blame him? Yes, he’s part at fault, but they should be on the same page by now. They’re going on Week 12, and it’s been a roller coaster ride thus far with this offense. Brady seems to be more realistic than just the typical ‘it was a good team win’. He’s a competitor, and if he doesn’t think he did enough no matter what the outcome he’ll let you know it.

In year’s past, they’ve had Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney, Wes Welker, Dante Stallworth, Chris Hogan, and Chad Ochocinco among others. Some of those guys adjusted well and some didn’t. If they didn’t Belichick would move on from them. But this year it seems more receivers don’t get the Patriots system which is making it harder for Brady.

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