Brady Focused On Doing A Better Job – ESPN
Coming off one of the worst losses of his career, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday morning acknowledged his team’s struggles on offense this season, noting, “I don’t think we’ve played well for a long time.”
Brady, who was pulled early from Monday night’s blowout loss to Kansas City, made the comments as his team tries to put together the pieces of an offense that turned over the ball three times against the Chiefs and is ranked 23rd in the NFL in total yardage this season.
“That’s obviously going to reflect in every statistic that you can find, that we don’t have the kind of offense that’s going to perform at a high level,” Brady said in his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI 93.7 FM. “Everyone’s connected. It all ties together. If we’re not playing well, we’re not going to have good stats.”
Brady finished the game 14-for-23 for 159 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions — including one that Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah returned for a touchdown and ended the quarterback’s night early in the fourth quarter.
Brady hasn’t been the only issue on offense, however. The offensive line has not given him enough time to throw, and the team’s pass-catchers have underperformed as well, save for receiver Julian Edelman.
“There is no magic play, there’s no magic scheme,” Brady said. “It is us as players playing better — a lot better than we’re playing.”
At his Wednesday news conference, the 37-year-old Brady was asked about speculation that he is past his prime.
“I’m doing the best job I can do out there,” he said. “I’ll try to go out there and play better, play as well as …read more