The Patriots have real and tangible issues at the moment.
Tom Brady’s pouty-face isn’t in the top 25.
While they’re running out of receivers and tight ends in general, and don’t have anyone other than Julian Edelman they can trust to catch the ball, Brady said after the game he was worried about his non-verbal communication.
“I think I have to do a better job with my body language,” Brady said. “I definitely can improve that. I wouldn’t say it’s a real strong point of mine right now. We’ll just try to keep doing better. That’s what we’ve got to do. “
Adding emphasis to the faces a quarterback makes when things are going poorly is bad news for Jay Cutler and Cam Newton, and every other quarterback whose mannerisms are picked apart in lieu of actual analysis.
That’s why Bill Belichick didn’t put too much stock in the talk after the game, when asked if Brady’s frustration was counterproductive.
“I don’t know,” Belichick said. “I think Tom is probably the best leader I’ve ever been around so I wouldn’t be too critical of him.”
Yeah, there is that. Good point, Bill.