On Sunday, Tom Brady had another tough game in a 13-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals to fall to 4-1.
Brady was not sharp on the afternoon, as he completed 18-of-38 passes for 166 yards and an interception. Also, his streak of 52 games straight with a touchdown pass was snapped.
Tom E. Curran and Ron Borges joined Michael Holley on Sports Sunday to examine the play of Brady.
“It’s a combination of things, obviously, I still don’t think he is totally confident in where his receivers are going to be in any particular time which makes him hesitant,” Borges said. “He got hit eight or nine times today, and that affects a guy. You put all those things together, and he had a dreadful game.”
Contributing to Brady’s up-and-down play has been the lack of weapons around him.
“Between this season, and 2006 and maybe 2001 when he came in, these are the biggest challenges he has had,” Curran said. “Not only that, but you have no [Rob] Gronkowski, no [Shane] Vereen, no [Stevan] Ridley today, another guy in a jailhouse in Dartmouth, [Mass.], that they anticipated having on the team. Of course, he looks awful.”