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Jets coordinator: Brady gets a “little more anxious”

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The Jets have been noticeably quieter this week leading up to their Sunday night game against the Patriots, although it’s clear they aren’t lacking for confidence.

Antonio Cromartie thinks he has the book on Wes Welker. Jets coordinator Mike Pettine doesn’t see the same Tom Brady on film that he usually does.

“It seems to me he gets a little more anxious at times,” Pettine said Thursday.

Pettine is right. Brady appeared to feel pressure a few times the last two weeks even when it wasn’t there, which is rare to see from him. His accuracy against the Giants faltered, which is even more surprising.

“Tom Brady does throw interceptions, the last time I checked,” cornerback Darrelle Revis said via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Looking on film, you can tell teams are playing them different and they’re getting pressure on Tom.”

It’s hard to argue with what Revis is saying.  It’s also hard to imagine Brady and the Patriots not cutting out these quotes and using them for motivation.

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  1. weightshakes says: Nov 11, 2011 11:21 AM

    Tom Brady pees sitting down.

  2. rc33 says: Nov 11, 2011 11:22 AM

    Cromartie doesn’t even cover Welker, right? So what exactly is he talking about?
    And more importantly, why hasn’t he been sterilized?

  3. lunt101 says: Nov 11, 2011 11:25 AM

    The Jets are going to get beat this weekend in PrimeTime. New England lost to Pitt and the Giants in 1 possession games. They aren’t losing to bad teams. The Jets have 0 impressive wins. Patriots won’t lose 3 in a row, especially to the Jets who I maintain are an 8-8, 9-7 team. This will also be Ochocinco’s breakout game, as he will go for either 50 yards or a TD and be a factor.

  4. rushmatic says: Nov 11, 2011 11:26 AM

    Brady’s happy feet equate to losses usually. I’m hopeful I don’t see them in the Meadowlands.

  5. bsandcs says: Nov 11, 2011 11:31 AM

    you’re really reaching with this…
    if the jets are being “noticably quieter” for once, please let us enjoy the lower than usual blowhardedness.
    desperate media attempt to try and build some jets/patriots controversy

  6. maxvv says: Nov 11, 2011 11:33 AM

    lunt101 maintains that the Jets are an 8-8 team? Well, heck, guess they better just lie down now.

  7. marcuswelby70 says: Nov 11, 2011 11:34 AM

    No matter how you feel about him…Tom Brady is a first ballott Hall of Famer.

  8. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Nov 11, 2011 11:36 AM

    Amazing how Brady has become an “average” or “good” QB once he doesnt have the best o-line or defense in football anymore…

    Knock his defense all you want, but they shut out the Giants at halftime and gave Brady 2 turnovers to work with…

    At some point we have to acknowledge he’s only been “elite” when his supporting cast has been “elite”. And there should be no excuses this year. He still has plenty of talent on this offense… Welker and 2 6’4″ TEs in Gronkowski, and Hernandez should be enough to get it done… Branch and 85 have proven over the years that they are decent Wrs as well. Id say thats still one of the better WR groip in the NFL… NO MORE EXCUSES

  9. j0esixpack says: Nov 11, 2011 11:38 AM

    The offensive line is the one that feels most of the pressure – if they don’t step up and give Brady time, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is – the QB will be under pressure and less productive.

  10. doctorfootball says: Nov 11, 2011 11:44 AM

    The Pats without Brady would similar to the Colts without Manning. It’s Brady, Welker and a bunch of no names on that team. Belichick has lost his touch on defense also. And his drafting skills are atrocious. The Pats are an average team that have been exposed the last 3 weeks, even though they actually won one of those games. I think the Jets finally put the Pats to sleep for the season. They’re just not a good team.

  11. nesportsfan0428 says: Nov 11, 2011 11:46 AM

    The weird thing is, where is Brady’s anxiety is coming from. The offensve line has done a great job and first-rounder Solder is doing an amazing job protecting the pocket.

    With all the time in the world to throw, he’s been trying to quickly unload lately. The failed Brady-Ochocinco hookup is a hyperbole of this, but does showcase some of the bad interceptions he’s thrown.

  12. chipper41 says: Nov 11, 2011 11:48 AM

    i am not a fan of either team but its pretty clear the jets are playing much better than the pats right now…Jets -1.5 looks awfully good right now if I were a betting man (and I am).

  13. footballmaven says: Nov 11, 2011 11:48 AM

    Pats fan here. The problems they are having, esp on offense are compounded by the fact that New England is having to face the NFC East this year. And Buffalo is better. Can you imagine if they had the upcoming Giants sked?

  14. weepingjebus says: Nov 11, 2011 11:58 AM

    Brady has been a bright spot on an otherwise mediocre team. He’s had some great drives and comebacks, and about 2/3ds of his INTs have been flukey deflections off people’s hands/pads. He makes average WRs into stars, and the rare star WR into legend. How’d guys like Jabar Gaffney or Deion Branch do without him? And he also gets the Welkers/Mosses to a whole new level. He can be pressured and the defense is terrible, but as long as he’s out there opponents are still sweating bullets until 0:00.

  15. revrondog says: Nov 11, 2011 12:04 PM

    Gonna be a good game – home it’s televised down here in Tampa. Bucs game is already blacked out.

  16. EJ says: Nov 11, 2011 12:04 PM

    Just looking at Rex Ryan is motivation.

  17. rc33 says: Nov 11, 2011 12:24 PM

    Uh…
    It’s the NBC Sunday Night national TV game.
    I suspect they’ll even broadcast it in Tampa.

  18. CKL says: Nov 11, 2011 12:36 PM

    The Jets are a better overall team right now than the Pats. I hate having to say it as a Pats fan, but it’s the truth. They’ve been getting better and the Pats’ O has been getting less efficient. I’m not a big one to blame coaching rather than execution (and their execution IS a big problem) but I sure wish Weis was the playcaller right about now.

  19. portnoychunk says: Nov 11, 2011 12:38 PM

    How stupid are some of you? Brady won the NFL MVP for his season last year, currently is 3rd in the league in passer rating and touchdown passes and 2nd in yards. This is during what many see as an “off” year for him….but he’s “no longer elite”???? Yeah, he’s thrown 10 picks, 5 or 6 of which were catch-able balls that clanged off his receivers hands or were tipped. Try being objective rather than spewing garbage because you are jealous of the man.

  20. 1historian says: Nov 11, 2011 12:39 PM

    Attention all Pats haters – the last two losses were one possession – one PLAY losses.
    2 straight losses for the 1st time in 8 seasons. Wow.

    The first loss at home in the last 20 regular season games. Wow #2.

    Brady haters – its midseason the Pats are 5-3 and there’s plenty of time to go.

    One thing you should NOT forget – Brady is Brady, and when he’s on there ain’t no better. It is at times like this that he usually gets into his “I’m Tom Brady and you’re NOT” mode.

    If he gets hot he can carry the team – he’s done it before he can do it again.

  21. havok82 says: Nov 11, 2011 12:50 PM

    What QB doesn’t get a bit anxious when they are getting pressured? That is like saying water is wet.

    Jets D can stop this offense if the Pats don’t or haven’t made adjustments over the results of the last few games.

    Defensively, the Pats aren’t a championship caliber D, but if they can force turnovers that will go a long way (obvious, but true). If Brady can avoid the tipped ball picks he has been plagued with this year, they can certainly win this. Many of the things I’ve read seem to make it like the Pats are dead in the water. The media and many fans are too “flavor of the week”. This will be a good battle between two good teams.

  22. mikehockhurtz says: Nov 11, 2011 1:05 PM

    It’s still early, but it’s safe to say the Pats are in the same boat as the Eagles and Chargers….

    All have time and ability left, but probably won’t happen.

    Notice all three teams biggest problems are generally focused around the defense. Pats secondary, Eagles and Chargers Linebackers…

  23. turdfurgerson68 says: Nov 11, 2011 1:08 PM

    wow, its a patriots-jets posting and not one cheating comment yet from the boorish jets fans? Whats going on? Maybe the NY fans are finally getting a touch of class; is it possible after all these years?!?

    Nah, never gonna happen…its Jets fans we’re talking about, ha ha!

  24. bigperm33 says: Nov 11, 2011 1:13 PM

    Brady also was known before as someone who never had a top receiver, he just threw to who was open. That was due in part because he just trusted whoever was out there. Now, that is clearly not the case, and he locks in on welker and gronkowski. and if he moves off them, it is often late – which leaves him in the pocket longer, which has him making throws late, and has him just not 100% comfortable.

  25. patriotera says: Nov 11, 2011 1:13 PM

    I’m a huge Pats fan but, the days of them getting fired up and making teams pay have been over for a while now. As a matter of fact it seems that when teams talk about them they beat them. And when I see Brady getting mad on the field chances are they lose the game.

  26. johnnyb14z3 says: Nov 11, 2011 1:14 PM

    calm down you brady blowers

    your nervous cause he sucks without a pocket and lately its been gone

    Brady isnt Rodgers.

    get over it.

    Jets will win this game.. Just like they did in the playoffs… and at that time it was impossible to beat the 14-2 Pats. smh shut up.. your defense and offense has been exposed.

    The Pats are imploding and week by week the Jets have been getting better. Stop being biased and start being objective.

  27. lightofkolob says: Nov 11, 2011 1:28 PM

    Guess Tom is learning that it’s not as easy playing QB without your Hall Of Fame WR deep and open down the field every play….Pats need Randy Moss

  28. cannonballdookie says: Nov 11, 2011 1:40 PM

    I don’t understand why this would be considered trash talk or used as motivation. This is just analysis that anyone can come up with by watching tape. God forbid someone points out the Patriots and almighty Tom Brady aren’t exactly perfect.

  29. Deb says: Nov 11, 2011 1:51 PM

    @CKL …

    Can’t believe I’m posting this but I’m going with your Pats against the Jets–and not because Brady looks so sad in that photo. Mr. Kraft was on the Bama sidelines during our game with LSU sporting a Roll Tide pin. It didn’t help us in the end, but I owe him one. So why not throw him Rex? ;)

    It does seem teams have finally figured out how to stop the most prolific QB in football, but it’s not like the Pats haven’t been competitive in their losses. As for Weis, I think he’s an asset to the Gators offense, but some of their diehard spread fans wish he was back calling your plays, too.

  30. nysaysbringit says: Nov 11, 2011 2:23 PM

    As a Jets fan I dont care whos saying what about which team. As long as TB and BB are on the New England sideline, we better be ready to bring our best game. Case closed.

  31. tombradyallday says: Nov 11, 2011 2:26 PM

    jets are a good team but they do a lot of talkin for a team that hasnt done anything since 68. never seen a team or coach infatuated with one team like this before.

  32. rpmcanes says: Nov 11, 2011 2:28 PM

    I’m not a big one to blame coaching rather than execution (and their execution IS a big problem) but I sure wish Weis was the playcaller right about now

    —————-

    I wish we still had Scott Pioli in the draft room. BB has absolutely whiffed on some draft picks and free agent signings since he left.

  33. polo550 says: Nov 11, 2011 2:31 PM

    The Pats without Brady would similar to the Colts without Manning.

    Really? Because the last time Brady got hurt Cassel stepped into his role after not starting a game since high school. Almost took them to the playoffs and put up similar numbers. Plus he was mobile. He parlayed that into a starting gig in KC. Seems to me Brady is in no way as important as Manning. The Colts are what 0-8 without Manning? The Pats were 10-6 without Brady. Just sayin…

  34. bozosforall says: Nov 11, 2011 3:04 PM

    rc33 says:
    Nov 11, 2011 11:22 AM
    Cromartie doesn’t even cover Welker, right? So what exactly is he talking about?
    And more importantly, why hasn’t he been sterilized?

    __
    Better yet, why doesn’t the US Government just sterilize the entire New England region? Then the rest of us wouldn’t have to put up with the myriad boorish remarks that emanate out of the most miserable part of our great nation.

  35. dynaco says: Nov 11, 2011 3:53 PM

    turdfurgerson68 says:
    Nov 11, 2011 1:08 PM
    wow, its a patriots-jets posting and not one cheating comment yet from the boorish jets fans? Whats going on? Maybe the NY fans are finally getting a touch of class; is it possible after all these years?!?

    Nah, never gonna happen…its Jets fans we’re talking about, ha ha!

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    Congrats Turdfinger!
    You’re the only one who has mentioned it.

  36. zinn22 says: Nov 11, 2011 4:09 PM

    rc33 says: Nov 11, 2011 11:22 AM

    Cromartie doesn’t even cover Welker, right? So what exactly is he talking about?
    And more importantly, why hasn’t he been sterilized?

    ————————————————————–

    Sometimes he does. Generally Revis will never cover a slot WR. Cromartie will line up on a slot WR a lot more than Revis. Last meeting Revis did cover Welker occasionally but not much. I know Cro was on him a bit as well but I am unsure who matched up with him most of the time. Whether it was Cro. Wilson/Strickland or Eric Smith.

    My guess is it what was a mixture of Cro/Wilson/Smith with some middle Zones along with an occasional Revis visit.

    Despite what Cro said about Welker he is a tough guy for the Jets to match-up with. The Jets have to cover Welker out of the slot, Branch, Gronkowski, Hernandez and then Woodhead out of the backfield. Its a matchup nightmare.

    Last game the Jets cheated by playing with 5 dbs most of the game which NE countered by running. The last NE drive NE manhandled the Jets running out the clock.

    The Jets need a different answer this week. I agree hitting Brady is geenrally the right answer. But the Jets need to shut down the NE running game and get pressure on Brady as he has to many weapons and will hurt the Jets if given time.

    As a Jet fan this game scares me. Brady always scares me. The Pats and Brady desperately need a win.

  37. edgerules says: Nov 11, 2011 4:41 PM

    I think people are way overreacting as far as the Pats AND the Jets are concerned. Too many people are not looking at the big picture, and going crazy. In fact, I think people are going nuts over every team from week to week.

    Anyway, I still see the same Tom Brady in the pocket that I always do. Sure, he is going to feel pressure, and such when the pocket collapses. ANY QB will feel uncomfortable with constant pressure.

    The point is that The Pats’ losses in the last two games were both by one possession. People , and the idiots in the media both on NFLN and ESPN are acting as if the team got blown out, and the team is 3 and 5 when the team is 5 and 3. The team will be fine.

    Funny, when Peyton Manning was having his slump last season, the media and fans were giving excuses for him. Tom Brady is in a slump as he is in now, people are saying he can’t play anymore and can’t play like Rodgers. (I think Rodgers has a long way to go before he gets in Brady’s league, but that is another story.). Double standard much?

  38. nysaysbringit says: Nov 11, 2011 5:03 PM

    @zinn22
    This game scares me as well. The Pats NEED this win!… They can hurt you badly if you dont bring your best game.
    Tom Brady is the last guy I want to back into a corner …I believe this is going to be a GOOD one .The Jets are quiet about this one and I believe very focused . No holes barred in this one gang..blood and guts.

  39. monropoobah says: Nov 11, 2011 6:06 PM

    marcuswelby70 says:
    Nov 11, 2011 11:34 AM
    No matter how you feel about him…Tom Brady is a first ballott Hall of Famer.

    ————————————————
    no doubt. still hope jets rattle his cage

  40. monropoobah says: Nov 11, 2011 6:16 PM

    turdfurgerson68 says:
    Nov 11, 2011 1:08 PM
    wow, its a patriots-jets posting and not one cheating comment yet from the boorish jets fans? Whats going on? Maybe the NY fans are finally getting a touch of class; is it possible after all these years?!?

    Nah, never gonna happen…its Jets fans we’re talking about, ha ha!

    ———————————————-
    jetfan. i’ve been tired of the cheat stuff for a very long time. if i could flip a switch and turn it off forever i would do it gladly. would do the same for fat and foot jokes. probably shouldnta said either because sometimes it just encourages the morons.

  41. zinn22 says: Nov 11, 2011 7:05 PM

    turdfurgerson68 says: Nov 11, 2011 1:08 PM

    wow, its a patriots-jets posting and not one cheating comment yet from the boorish jets fans? Whats going on? Maybe the NY fans are finally getting a touch of class; is it possible after all these years?!?

    Nah, never gonna happen…its Jets fans we’re talking about, ha ha!

    —————————————————————

    As a Jets fan I will be the first to apologize to you about Spygate. In my mind it was not cheating. Not even close. An activity that almost everyone did. I may not like NE but I respect BB and Brady for what both have accomplished. One has to wonder what the Jets could have done if BB had resigned as coach in 2000 after Parcells left. One also has to wonder if BB was actually responsible for Parcells 2 SB wins and one loss.

    Either way best of luck in the game this weekend.

  42. ihatestupidpeople says: Nov 12, 2011 12:24 AM

    Zin22: Wow! First time I’ve heard that. I’m speachless…

    I’m a die hard pats fan, but even I can see our coach has let us down and I’m man enough to admit it. He’s the HC, DC, and unfortunately not in shape enough enough to play DB and safety too. He’s decimated our defense and the only one to blame for a pathetic D. Jet’s got us on this one. Our coach let us down, he released our entire defense which was sub par to begin with. Now we get to listen to, “They made more plays than we did. We were out coached and out played. We put the players we had out there and it wasn’t enough, on to next week.” He’s the one that chose these “value” players and until Mr. Kraft forces him to hire coordinators over the age of 20 with experience, we’ll be 1 and out or just out. Funny how we worry about going up against a Dom Kapers defense, Bill had him and let him go to do it all himself.

  43. CKL says: Nov 12, 2011 5:17 AM

    Deb says:
    Nov 11, 2011 1:51 PM
    @CKL …

    Can’t believe I’m posting this but I’m going with your Pats against the Jets–and not because Brady looks so sad in that photo. Mr. Kraft was on the Bama sidelines during our game with LSU sporting a Roll Tide pin. It didn’t help us in the end, but I owe him one. So why not throw him Rex?

    It does seem teams have finally figured out how to stop the most prolific QB in football, but it’s not like the Pats haven’t been competitive in their losses. As for Weis, I think he’s an asset to the Gators offense, but some of their diehard spread fans wish he was back calling your plays, too.
    _________________________________
    HAHA that’s the ultimate irony. If they had wanted a former Pats OC in love with the spread, they should have hired McDaniels.

    My main thing with Weis is that he seemed to have a better feel for gameday playcalling and adjust better in game also. My favorite Pats offense was the 04 version though so take that FWIW.

    Thanks to zinn22 & monropoobah for being rational.

  44. jetfanfolife says: Nov 12, 2011 8:43 AM

    lol…that picture says it all about Brady’s attitude (not as a QB), I bet he’s taking a pee brake there

  45. Deb says: Nov 13, 2011 4:51 PM

    @CKL …

    I offered a football response about McDaniels, but was censored … of course. Football comments aren’t allowed–at least not when women make them.

  46. CKL says: Nov 14, 2011 2:44 PM

    Deb ,

    Yeah that gets old, doesn’t it?

    You were right about the Pats. I actually didn’t think they’d get this one. Sometimes fans of other teams provide an outside perspective we can’t see since we’re too emotionally involved.

    And thanks to Pettine. I think he actually lit a fire under TB. When Connolly had that snap before TB was ready down near their own goalline he clawed and scratched under that pile to get it back. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a QB do that before. That was straight gangsta. TB may be a metro boy off the field but he’s as tough as it gets on the field.

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