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.
“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.