The Patriots are 3-0, but they’re winning more with defense and special teams than with the offense, which ranks 17th in the NFL in yards and 22nd in the NFL in points. But Tom Brady says that’s not the fault of the team’s new receiving corps.
Instead, Brady says he needs to look in the mirror. Asked about receiver struggling in the red zone, Brady said that what he’s upset about from Sunday’s game is that he threw a terrible interception right after missing an open receiver.
“I think throwing an interception right to a strong safety last week doesn’t help,” Brady said. “Especially two plays before, I had a wide open guy. I think plays like that are more the problem. I have to a good job finding the open guys, guys that are running free and then hit them. That will help our red zone offense more than anything.”
Brady says his own play needs to improve for the Patriots to score more.
“We’ve definitely left some points on the board, just poor execution,” Brady said. “I’ve been one of the main culprits. Hopefully I try to improve that. You have to get down there and score points. Especially when you play good teams, you can’t leave points out there. Like last week, we had a great opportunity for seven points. Not only did we not get seven, we didn’t get any. You have to be able to capitalize on scoring opportunities.”
It’s nice of Brady not to throw his teammates under the bus. But it’s probably safe to say that when Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola are healthy, Brady is going to look a lot better.