Tough times got even tougher for the New England offense Thursday night, as Tom Brady and company struggled to move the ball down the field in a 13-10 Patriots win over the Jets.
Brady and the young group of rookie wide receivers still were not on the same page in week two, as Brady went 19-for-39 for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran discussed after the game the troubles the Patriots had in beating the Jets.
“This is a team they are playing against in the Jets that is not considered an upper level team, in fact they are considered on the lower end,” Giardi said. “So you wonder, two weeks from now what it looks like in Atlanta, but there is still time to get healthy. Just a lot of miscommunication all over the place offensively, and Tom Brady’s frustration boiled over many times.”
At points in the game, Brady was visibly upset with rookie wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins, who were targeted a combined 17 times, but only caught five passes between the two of them.
“[Brady] has been a terrific player and terrific guy, but he has got to keep it in check,” Curran said. “He is going to have to take a deep breath, count to 10, because this is what he has to expect. Do it in practice, do it on the bench, it looks crappy on the field.”