The New England Patriots are not the scary monster they have once been. They look lost, they look scared and they looked bad. Yesterday, the Patriots barely squeaked by the Oakland Raiders and Tom Brady made sure to let the Boston Herald know that the team is playing bad right now.
“I don’t think anybody has really found their stride this year,” Brady told WEEI, via the Boston Herald. “I don’t know who you can point to on offense and say, ‘Wow, they’re really clicking.’”
Brady was asked about Julian Edelman’s 10 reception performance yesterday, he quickly changed his wording.
“Yeah, he’s done a good job, so that’s one,” Brady said. “We’ve got a lot of other guys on offense. There’s 22 other guys on offense, so I’m not going to sit here and say every single guy is clicking. We’ve had one individual player that’s caught some passes. Great. Does that make a good offense? I don’t think so. . . .
“We’ve all got to figure out how to do a better job of that. It’s not one person. It’s not not singling any person out to say, ‘Wow, if this person were out, or if this person were in.’ I mean, if we had 11 people on the field that were producing like Julian Edelman, we’d have a pretty good offense. We’ve got one guy.”
The Patriots want more, but are struggling with defenses. Tom Brady has really struggled connecting on his targets down the field as well.