HomeFootball ZonePatriots Mailbag: Tom Brady’s Recent Play Isn’t Really Panic-Inducing (Video)
Patriots Mailbag: Tom Brady’s Recent Play Isn’t Really Panic-Inducing (Video)
November 16, 2018
The New England Patriots are out of the Gillette Stadium on their bye, and they are still recovering from the terrible loss to the Tennessee Titans.
We all know that head coach Bill Belichick will remind his guys of their loss at the very first moment they step at the stadium. The Patriots have about two weeks to think about their next game against the New York Jets. So, let’s check up this week’s mailbag.
Are we finally seeing Bradys decline or is this a correctable problem? — @rickeyeasterjr
Tom Brady had his worst game of the season Sunday. He didn’t look like himself, but that’s actually not that unusual against a Dean Pees-led defense.
If Brady throws 2 or 3 more knuckleballs into the turf, when do we begin talking about drafting or trading for a QB? — @TimIapetus07
We started talking about it as soon as Jimmy Garoppolo was traded for a second-round pick. Where have you been, Tim?!
Is there even a remote chance the Pats would be interested in Le’Veon Bell next year? #maildoug — @jessgabe8
No, not after spending a first-round pick on Sony Michel.
Should we be worried about the O-line after Sunday?
No. The Patriots’ offensive line actually didn’t do a terrible job protecting Brady until injuries mounted late in the game when offensive tackles Trent Brown and Marcus Cannon both got banged up. The Patriots also were without Shaq Mason against the Titans.
Brady only was pressured on 25 percent of snaps in Week 10. And Brown and Cannon were shells of themselves late. All three players practiced Wednesday, indicating they could be good to go after the bye week. The Patriots also should get Rob Gronkowski back after the bye, and running back James White will be two more weeks removed from his Week 9 knee injury.