Last season was the worst season Tom Brady has had. During the season I considered his poor stats to be due to losing all of his key receivers and having to re-establish the timing and coordination with new receivers. Plus I pointed out that in spite of his supposedly terrible year, the Patriots very nearly had home field advantage throughout the playoffs and made it to the AFC Championship game before losing to the supposedly unbeatable Denver Broncos. In fact I thought that the perseverance and determination shown by the Patriots in spite of adversity was a testament to Brady’s character and leadership.
This year though it’s harder to make that argument. Brady has just been bad. I listened to the first half of last night’s MNF game and it was so painful that I just turned it off.
Today all I see on sports websites is that Brady is finished. Kaput. A first ballot HoF lock who has lost his skills and needs to hang up his cleats.
I find hard to believe that he could fall so far, so fast though. I’m not quite ready to write him off. We’ll see how the rest of the season goes. The Patriots are lucky that their division is one that nobody is running away with, so they still have a shot to win the division if they can right their tilting ship.