By Fago Franklin
The face of New England’s Patriots QB Tom Brady says it all about how he is feeling with the Patriots’ offense. Frustration is settling in all around the locker room. The margin of victories are getting slimmer each week and Brady just does not look like the same QB he was last year.
Despite coming off a horrendous win last week, the Patriots were lackadaisical on both sides of the ball after losing 41-14 to the Kansas City Chiefs this week. It was just a bad performance by everybody," Brady said. "We need to make sure we never have this feeling again. We've got to figure out what we have to do better."
There are so many concerns within this team. Why isn’t Brady being protected more, what is happening with the coaching calls, and why are they running away from the running plays?
The pressure from opposing teams are getting to Brady and one former player has said that Brady looks scared in the pocket. If you look at the tape in any of these past three games, you can see Brady does not have time to set his feet in the direction in which he is trying to get the ball out.
It is very frustrating as a QB if you can not throw the ball to your teammates without taking a licking every time. Brady did however let it be known that he was not happy about the results regarding the Patriots.
"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. "There is no magic play and there's no magic scheme," Brady said. "It is us as players playing better. We have to play better than we're playing."
The New England Patriots receivers are not helping their QB out neither. They consistently drop passes that were catchable or either run they wrong routes. Brady is very optimistic about his team and what they need to improve in. "Well, I can play better," Brady told WEEI. "I think that's how I would grade it. There's decisions and things I need to do a better job of. I don't grade myself, but I know I can play better than the way I'm playing.
Despite all the trouble and criticism that New England faces every week, they are third in their respectable division and tied 2-2 with the Bills and the Dolphins.
This week they will face an undefeated team in the Cincinnati Bengals and desperately needs a game plan to stop this high flying offense.