Brady thinks Patriots will need more than a touchdown

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The Patriots are coming off a week in which they scored a grand total of six points, and for the year, they’re 24th in the league in scoring.

Thus, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hath decreed that they need to do more.

“I just want us to score points, so whatever it takes to score points, that’s what matters,” Brady said, via Zuri Berry of Boston.com. “I think you let your emotions get into it and feelings and so forth – I mean realistically, you have to come up with a plan. We have to figure out how to score points.

“I said after the game, we’re not going to win many games scoring six points. So, if we score six points this weekend, we probably won’t win. We’ve got to do a lot better than that.”

I think in Brady’s neighborhood, they call that wicked smaht.

Making the turnaround tougher will be the fact they’re playing against a Saints defense which has exceeded every expectation.

The Saints are fourth in the league in scoring defense (14.6 per game allowed), and have some guy named Drew Brees at quarterback, so the likelihood that a single touchdown will be enough to win is remote.

“I think we’ll try to put together any drive at this point to score points,” Brady said. “Long, short, it doesn’t matter. We’ve got to score touchdowns. This defense really forces you into some long drives. I don’t think they’ve given up many big plays this year. They have played from the lead a bunch, which is why they probably have a lot of sacks, interceptions, and have been ahead in a lot of these games.

“We’ve got to try and score quickly, methodically, whatever it takes, because they have a good offense, they have a good team, they play well on special teams. We are going to have to play a very well-rounded game.”

Possibly getting tight end Rob Gronkowski should help, but the Patriots’ problems on offense are such that any one player is going to have a hard time making the needed impact.

21 responses to “Brady thinks Patriots will need more than a touchdown

  1. The Saints are fourth in the league in scoring defense
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    the Patriots are tied for second place in points allowed. That should help some….and the new guys are getting a little better each week. There is no question that the Patriots have to score more points, but if they can hold on for a few more weeks, they should start to jell a bit more…score a bit more…hit their stride.

  2. Saints 38, Pats 17…plan on the game being a rout! Saints will be up by 20 at the half! They are in a zone and will not be denied by many teams this year…if any!

  3. Patriot fans hate all things Ryan (almost as much as all thing Manning) so here’s hoping the Saints D kicks the stuffing out of them!

  4. Hard to believe this is the same offense that set a record for first downs last year. Missing players makes a big difference, but Hernandez and Gronkowski were rarely on the field last year either. Welker that big of a difference maker? If so, the patriots should have realized it and not let him get away.

  5. Its funny to see all the “Ravens are dumb for trading Boldin” comments on the web. Hey, we were able to get Daryl Smith, Chris Canty, Marcus Spears and a 6th rd pick. The Patriots let Welker walk and sign the injury prone Amendola….thats wicked pissah!

  6. Saints will crush the Pats as they always do…kinda like how they own the Failcants except not really on that embarrassing a level…

  7. It’s hard to believe that getting their head coach back and a new defensive coordinator could have this big of an impact on a team but the saints defense is one of the best in the league now and they appear to be a juggernaut.

    I’ll reserve judgement with talk of them being the best team in the league till they beat the 49ers and the Seahawks because up until now they’ve beaten the falcons (losers) Miami (overrated) Arizona (mediocre) bucs (Schiano) and the bears but that one was a big win because it was in soldier field.

    Beating the patriots in foxboro would go a long way to building their legitimacy.

  8. @ gochargers,

    WW is still good for sure but his actual production has been decently replaced by Edelman and Amendola. Through 5 games last year they had 8 td passes and 10 TD runs. Through 5 games this year they have 7 TD passes and only 1 TD run. Their run game suffering due to Gronk being out, the OL being a little shaky and not having Vereen, and Ridley together all year except the first game plus inexperience in the WR corps (they are talented just inexperienced) along with Brady being off his game a bit, plus 2nd in the NFL in drops are all bigger factors than WW not being on the team. All of that is killing them in the red zone where they are above only the Jaguars I think in red zone offense.

  9. This guy HAS to be wicked pissed at ownership and Bill B. right now and rightfully so. In the past week or so he has mentioned Wes more than once and how great the Broncos offense looked and the weapons they have along with other teams. This is totally un-Brady like but I think his frustration isn’t being held back. Here is the guy that redid his contract again to benefit the team and what are they giving him for weapons. They let Wes walk, Danny Woodhead,Brandon lloyd . Even when Gronk comes back it will still be only one good tight end. This team is well below the cap. If this guy didn’t love the game so much I think he would be tempted to tell Kraft & Bill to take a hike.

  10. Btw; jimmyt : ” Patriot fans hate all things Ryan” Just were did you come up with that? Rob Ryan coached with the Pats and was well liked. Many would have liked him to come back as the defensive coordinator.

  11. hey are in a zone and will not be denied by many teams this year…if any!
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    you will be lucky if your slaints are not denied oxygen on the sidelines.

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