Brady could see “chaos” on the Steelers’ defense

AP

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s three-touchdown game on Thursday night was aided in large part by major mistakes in the Steelers’ secondary, with Gronkowski being left open on multiple occasions. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says those problems on the Steelers’ defense were easy to see.

“I saw he was uncovered and I can usually get a good sense of when there’s not great communication going on between the defense. I typically want the ball in my hands at that point. Sometimes the chaos on defense is good,” Brady said on WEEI.

Brady credited the Patriots’ home crowd for being quiet enough while the offense was on the field that he could call for the snap as soon as he saw that the Steelers weren’t ready. Brady said he thinks the Patriots’ Week Two game at Buffalo will make the Patriots’ offensive communication tougher.

“I want the center to snap it and get it in my hands as soon as possible,” Brady said. “It’ll be a lot harder in Buffalo because they won’t be able to hear much. . . . I try to find a way to get the center’s attention so I can get the ball in my hands.”

The way the Bills’ defense looked on Sunday against the Colts, Brady is right to expect a tougher challenge on Sunday. A defense in such chaos that it leaves Gronk wide open isn’t something Brady can count on seeing very often.

145 responses to “Brady could see “chaos” on the Steelers’ defense

  1. Yeah because Brady’s never dealt with loud environments before SMH

    I don’t think it will be that much trouble next week.

  2. No that’s not it he has only been reading defenses at the most elite level for 15 years it was probably the headsets of the steelers and I didn’t see anybody weigh that ball so it was probably the balls being deflated which let the refs move quicker which gave the steelers defense less time to get in position to stop gronk. Did I cover it all steelers fans?

  3. Brady is going to see a lot of chaos on defense come next Sunday when they play the Bills. But the chaos he is going to see is running for his life against that Bills defense. Darius is back too. Should be a great game.

  4. 19 straight completions with a football certified by Roger Goodell. Brady doesn’t need to tamper with the football, he is the best.

  5. .
    The Patriots at the Bills is an early test for both teams. Despite having a losing record versus Belichick, Rex has competed fiercely. Last year’s horrendous Jets team lost twice to the Patriots by a total of three points.
    .

  6. If I was the coach of of the Steelers I’d be trying to get the country thinking about the Patriot’s headsets too. What a mess of a performance.
    The Patriots play was crisp and workmanlike, Brady was incredible but I’ll be interested to see how they look up in Buffalo against a better coached team.
    AFC East is going to be a lot of fun this year. 4-0 so far.

  7. since the air pressure scandal/farce/nonsense, TB12 is 74 of 96 (77%), thrown ten touchdowns [IN JUST 10 QUARTERS!] That’s a passer rating of 124.7

    I can’t imagine what Cryin’ Grigson thinks of this…maybe if he were less worried about psi and more worried about defensive ypc we would actually have a defense…

  8. A patriot fan: someone who is unable to see that which is perfectly clear to anyone else.

    EVERYONE could see Steeler D chaos, they didn’t have to put their bradichik glasses on.

  9. Confusion might stem from an inability to communicate between coaches because we have to listen to Pats Radio, just saying.

    Look the Steelers suck. All preseason people were saying their defense sucks. Their offense carved you up pretty well, and next week you have to play a real defense. Maybe if you stopped celebrating yourselves a little….

    Go anyone but the Cheaters. I even rooted for the Steelers against you.

  10. billswillnevermove says:
    Sep 14, 2015 9:53 AM
    Brady is going to see a lot of chaos on defense come next Sunday when they play the Bills. But the chaos he is going to see is running for his life against that Bills defense. Darius is back too. Should be a great game.
    ————–
    Ryan has built the bully he was touting in Buffalo, they’re a force to be reckoned with! I still think my Pats will win; but, you’re right, it should be a great game!

  11. Doesn’t take an HOF QB to see a guy not covered on the line of scrimmage…lets not make this out to more than it is which is a young Steelers Defense was not ready to play….Next week will be a great game, Rex is ready, first Test for NE to see if they will meet an resistance in the division this yr…..

  12. Yeah that was the easiest throw of his career as the Steelers were caught sleeping and left gronk alone and made no effort to tackle him. 43 would have made an effort to challenge gronk…..

  13. Somebody should remind the Bills fans that Brady has already beat your team 23 times. They could win the next 20 contests and it would still be even.

  14. realdealsteel says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:03 AM
    Patriots will take a major @ss whipping from the Bills. Book it. Brady will be running for his life.

    not sure about that but it’ll much tougher than last week no doubt. Unlike Tomlin I expect Rex to have his team prepared and ready to play

  15. Don’t you find it odd that the Cheaties only scored 28 against that terrible defense. The Steelers moved the ball very well against the horrible Pats defensive, but the Cheaties won’t mention that. Looking forward to your reality check against the Bills.

  16. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:06 AM

    This cheat is going to eat the turf on Sunday. Rex owns him.
    __________________
    Rex is like 4-9 against the Patriots as a head coach.

  17. “I saw he was uncovered and I can usually get a good sense of when there’s not great communication going on between the defense. I typically want the ball in my hands at that point. Sometimes the chaos on defense is good,” Brady said on WEEI.

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    He means he loves when Bill jams communications and can’t call in the plays to the defense so they’re out of wack. He’s simply stating he likes to take advantage and knows when this happens. Seems to be they’ve practices it quite a bit. No one should be surprised.

  18. Tough way to have to have your debut as DC against a HOFer QB and maybe tight end in Gronk looking that way.

    Gronk played his senior year of high school in Pittsburgh and I saw a game where he was a man amongst kids.

    I, for one, did not miss Troy or Ike. I’d rather get beat with young guys with some upside than with guys well beyond their peak. Thank you and good-bye.

    Don’t see Brady every week. Does he throw the ball beyond like 15 yards anymore?

  19. 19 straight completions with a football certified by Roger Goodell. Brady doesn’t need to tamper with the football, he is the best.

    ___________________________

    But he has tampered with balls in the past.

    BTW: Still waiting for a good explanation why the equipment assit. was call the “deflator”.

  20. patsxsaintsfan, it was just straight up that the defense couldn’t keep up. The strip was huge but couldn’t fall on it.

    The game was closer then the 28-14 score indicated. Yes I know they got a trash TD at the end. 2 missed FGs and a foot 1 inch out also contributed to the loss.

  21. The most impressive thing about the Bills yesterday to me was that their coverage in the secondary was great. Luck actually had time to throw on many plays, but no one was open.

    Better than I thought it would be.

    Luck did look a bit off, missing open guys with high throws, and short throws, but credit to the Bills for flustering him.

    Andre Johnson looked slow and not very effective either. I never saw how the Colts were suddenly pre-season Super Bowl contenders with an older RB and older WR being the key additions when their real problem is their defense. They can’t stop the run or cover anyone.

    As for next week, Tom will have his hands full, as he always does with Rex, but he’ll eventually find a way to move the ball.

    To me the key is the Patriots defense vs. the Bills offense. Taylor is not an elite QB although he played like one yesterday. Eventually teams will slow him down after more film is dropped, but he can sling it if left open. With the new secondary, we’ll see if the Patriots can eliminate the big plays and also we’ll see if the Patriots can shore up the run defense that didn’t look great against the Steelers. The Patriots front 7 is a bit underrated and will get better as the season progresses. They will be able to rush the passer.

    The spread is currently pk, which is a lot of respect for the Bills.

    I think Brady finds a way to get low 20s and the Bills can’t score enough. Patriots 21-17.

  22. This is what happens when the Steelers draft 4-5 LBs in every single draft while neglecting to draft quality DBs.

    They did the same thing to the OL. On Offense it is all about the WRs and the OL gets neglected.

  23. Tomlin has his hands full. His team was poorly prepared to face the likes of Tom Brady. They couldn’t even get 11 guys on the field on one play. That just points to poor team management as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They could have played better with Troy Polamalu back there regardless of his age.

  24. zuzus petals says: Sep 14, 2015 10:02 AM

    I’ll be interested to see how they look up in Buffalo against a better coached team.

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    Let’s not get crazy, yes the defense is going to come haed at the Pats and no one game plans Brady better than Rex… HOWEVER

    The Bills need to score, and Tyrod Taylor isn’t exactly Big Ben. As well as Rex does on defense, Bill tends to make young inexperienced QB’s looks bad. Also Antonio Brown isn’t stepping on the field either.

    The Bills played a historically bad Colts defense, lets see what they do against the Pats before we crown them…

  25. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk2014asterisk says:
    Sep 14, 2015 9:52 AM
    unfortunately the steelers probably thought the craps would play them straight up like men, 11 on 11 – but no. the usual cheating disrupted the opponent like usual, score another win for belicheat, ernie, and the bad guys.

    ———————————-

    11 on 11, huh? It’s hard to play 11 on 11 when one of the coaches decides to put only 9 players in when defending in the red zone.

  26. ninjapleazee says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:03 AM
    No respect for anything that comes from the team with no integrity.

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    C’mon now, I hate the Steelers too, but no need to question their integrity. Besides, it’s nice to be able to chalk one up in the W column when the NFL schedule gets published.

  27. For as bad as the Steelers D played the Pats didn’t overwhelm much. Uncovered TD? That’s not much to brag about.

    Pats won. Steelers played better than I thought.

    Move on.

  28. Rex has a losing record vs NE but he always played them tough. 5 of those 6 losses came in his final 3 years when the Jets had a fraction of the talent the pats had, and they still squeaked by with small margin wins. He certainly has fared better vs NE than any other Bills coach of the last decade and change.

    Should be a great game. NE will not be an easy task, as they never are. But this is the closest these 2 teams have been to one another in terms of talent in quite some time. Looking forward to it. Go Bills.

  29. There’s a hilarious clip in the Do Your Job special where Edelman thanks the media and other team fans for angering Brady and getting him fired up. Kraft echoes the sentiment later. For example, since the Colts and Patriots footballs were found to be underinflated in the AFC championship game, the Patriots have been undefeated, won a Super Bowl, and Tom Brady broke the franchise record for consecutive completions. The Colts haven’t won a single game.

    So keep at it guys, you are basically doing this to yourselves.

  30. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk2014asterisk says:
    Sep 14, 2015 9:52 AM
    unfortunately the steelers probably thought the craps would play them straight up like men, 11 on 11 – but no. the usual cheating disrupted the opponent like usual, score another win for belicheat, ernie, and the bad guys.
    ___________
    weird comment

    Pats chose to send their maximum number of players allowed out for every play. They also opted not to leave the opposing team’s best weapon uncovered in an apparent effort to confuse them.
    I guess BB really DOES play chess.

  31. BTW: Still waiting for a good explanation why the equipment assit. was call the “deflator”.

    He wasn’t called the deflator. He said “call me the deflator” once…nobody ever did, that wasn’t his name. or what he was called. Thats just another huge exaggeration by people like you.

  32. The game was closer then the 28-14 score indicated. Yes I know they got a trash TD at the end. 2 missed FGs and a foot 1 inch out also contributed to the loss.

    …………………………………….

    Those are called excuses. Also a clear demonstration of lack of execution.

    In a league where the best and worst teams are really not that much different, wins and losses usually come down to execution on one or two plays. Blowouts are rare.

  33. “He means he loves when Bill jams communications and can’t call in the plays to the defense so they’re out of wack. ”

    Right except the open Gronk throws occurred after the headset issue was fixed by the league.

    Keep lying and making up things about the Pats so you can whine though. The 3 year old girl who just dropped her lolly in the sand imitation is priceless.

  34. So Brady admits he was “generally aware” that the Steelers defense was in chaos and used that knowledge to gain competitive advantage?

    That’s another 4 game suspension right there, right haters?

  35. coltcountrysteelerfan says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:21 AM

    patsxsaintsfan, it was just straight up that the defense couldn’t keep up. The strip was huge but couldn’t fall on it.

    The game was closer then the 28-14 score indicated. Yes I know they got a trash TD at the end. 2 missed FGs and a foot 1 inch out also contributed to the loss.

    ————

    I don’t understand the Steelers clock management in the end of the game. Why weren’t they trying to score and save 30 seconds? They ended up with 2 seconds on the clock and the game was over even if they recovered the onside kick.

    They still had a remote chance to tie the game if they scored with some time left.

    Terrible.

  36. I think the chaos was coming from the fact that the Patriots were shooting Justin bieber music into the earholes of the Steeler dbs.

    Diabolical they are

  37. notwithkubiak says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:34 AM

    Patriots run defense is going to be in trouble this season.. Steelers had a very winnable game but kept shooting themselves in the foot.

    ———-

    A) It was game 1 – Nothing that happened this week means anything even for next week, let alone the rest of the season. Lets see after game 6 maybe.

    B) You have no idea what the Patriots strategy was. 2 years ago they loaded up against the pass and let Denver run it and that’s how they ended up beating them. Roethlisberger didn’t have his top RB but that offense was dropping huge throwing yardage on teams last year. Belichick didn’t think Williams’ running could beat him, and it didn’t. It was smart.

  38. Slow your roll Buffalo…the Bills beat up on that pathetic Colts club. The Colts blow. The QB is terribly overrated. The coaching staff belongs at the high school level. The GM is an absolute moron, the owner is a junkie. And they cry like little girls when they get demolished in AFC Championship games. I know Rex is funny and all of that, but its going to be a long afternoon on Sunday for your team in that dump of stadium they play in.

  39. 6ball says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:02 AM

    .
    The Patriots at the Bills is an early test for both teams. Despite having a losing record versus Belichick, Rex has competed fiercely. Last year’s horrendous Jets team lost twice to the Patriots by a total of three points.

    ——–

    It’s going to be a great game.

  40. The Bills played a historically bad Colts defense, lets see what they do against the Pats before we crown them…

    The Pats gave up 136 yards to a replacement back and Antonio Brown made them look stupid so denigrate the steelers all you want. The reality is your defense will break down and when your chippy little wideouts start getting lit up let’s see how you feel….arrogance will be your downfall.

  41. spickoli says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:02 AM

    It’s a shame someone had to win this game

    Sincerely
    “90% of NFL fans”

    ————-

    That’s exactly how I felt watching Denver vs Baltimore yesterday.

  42. The keys to beating the Patri*ts are simple…

    1. Leave fake playbooks where Patri*t minions can find them easily. 2. Use the same hand signals you have always used but reverse which side of the field the play is run on. 3. Film your practices on your own and send the tapes to the Patri*ts to save them the inconvenience; then change everything. 4. Hire additional security guards (preferably plain clothes) to watch all Patri*t personnel regardless of their job assignment. This will most assuredly lead to catching them red-handed doing something illegal.

  43. I don’t know why Bills fans hate the Patriots when it was the Zoatriots that ended Rob Johnson’s career as a Bill. 🙂

    #FLUTIE

  44. I don’t know why Bills fans hate the Patriots when it was the Patriots that ended Rob Johnson’s career as a Bill. 🙂

    #FLUTIE

  45. jr4real says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:30 AM

    For as bad as the Steelers D played the Pats didn’t overwhelm much. Uncovered TD? That’s not much to brag about.

    Pats won. Steelers played better than I thought.

    Move on.

    ——————-

    As always after week 1, no one has any idea how good either team is in comparison to the rest of the league.

  46. The game was what everyone pretty much expected except the Patriots giving up a lot of yards on the ground.

    Steelers defensive struggling – check
    Gronk doing well – check
    Patriots cheating – check

  47. beach305 says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:21 AM
    19 straight completions with a football certified by Roger Goodell. Brady doesn’t need to tamper with the football, he is the best.

    ___________________________

    But he has tampered with balls in the past.

    BTW: Still waiting for a good explanation why the equipment assit. was call the “deflator”.
    ————————-
    BTW: the NFL isn’t going to punish the “deflator” so they obviously don’t care too much. But the NFL is psyched you ate up the headlines for the last 8 months.

  48. 2 AFC North games vs the AFC BEAST and 2 losses. 🙂

    #TotallyExpected
    #MostOverratedDivisionInSports

  49. Patriots’ offense was formidable – for about 60% of the game. Maybe the tossing of bombs in the 4th Quarter was a try to put a stake through the heart of the Steelers, but it seemed s mistake. I actually thought the Patriots’ offense was faulty, but after watching the offenses this weekend they seem a powerhouse.

    Steelers played well, but made many errors. They probably could have beat 26 of the 32 teams with that effort, but not the top tier. The game pointed out to me how a good team must do everything well, including no errors.

  50. The Steelers bragged about jamming Gronk so Brady made them eat their words.
    As for you haters you are running out of excuses. Headset, bugs, deflated balls, all bunk. Your non- stop whining all sound empty and just sad. Patriots don’t cheat. Your teams do. Your teams are cheaters and losers. Cheaters and losers. Cheaters and losers. Cheaters and losers…. Lest you forget.

    The Bills looked pretty solid. Rex is building a good team that could give the Patriots a real headache. Just hope our young ones could stand up and help carry the Pats to have another win. It won’t be easy. Rex is a funny loud mouth but he’s a good coach unlike tripper Tomlin.
    Rex brags but is not mean and bitter when he lose. It sick, but some of us Pats fan are fond of Rex. It’s a clean rivalry.
    Ravens, Colts, and now Steelers are just whiners.

  51. I thought it was interesting hearing Belichick go into details about the Steelers and their nickel and dime packages and what to expect and how to attack them. You never hear him talk like that and I bet he had a motive for saying so. I wonder what it is.

    Perhaps telling the league the book on how to beat them? 🙂

  52. I can’t believe how dumb this country has become. They listen to 30 second sound bites and believe it all. It explains why the country is a mess now. I hope for the haters sake, if charged with a crime they didn’t do, the jury will listen to all the evidence before making a judgement. Anyone watch e60 on showtime? Patriot haters who are in science say the nfl lied and the science is on Brady’s side.

  53. If Buffalo loses, you will not hear their head coach whining afterwards about legal formations that he thinks are illegal, under inflated footballs that measure in accordance with 5th grade science or sabotaged headsets that are maintained by the league. Rex is a legit, football coach with an understanding of the code dictating that you don’t cry like a baby because you lost. Harbaugh, Pagano and that clown Tomlin could learn something from Rex. These loser coaches are ruining the game…

  54. BTW: Still waiting for a good explanation why the equipment assit. was call the “deflator”.
    ————————-
    BTW: the NFL isn’t going to punish the “deflator” so they obviously don’t care too much. But the NFL is psyched you ate up the headlines for the last 8 months.
    ________________________

    That doesn’t make any sense. If they didn’t care they would not have tried to suspend Brady. however the judge ruled that the NFL cannot suspend a player for not complying with an investigation; and before you say that Brady sat for 5 hours in interviews, remember that Ted Wells said that he was evasive with his answers, and also destroyed if phone on the day he was to meet with investigators.

  55. ReligionIsForIdiots says:Sep 14, 2015 10:06 AM

    This cheat is going to eat the turf on Sunday. Rex owns him.
    ——————————————————–
    Hmmm….? I don’t recall Rex winning a SB much less 4? Seattle couldn’t do it in the SuperBowl but the Bills are better? 23-3 record vs. the Bills

  56. The steelers defense is very young and the starting units havent even really played together. The defense will get better once they start playing together consistently and providing a good pass rush. The offense can hang with any team and that will be the key if the steelers want to push towards getting to the sb until the defense gets better.

  57. The Patriots are the Ndamukong Suh of the NFL. When you’re constantly being accused of the same thing over and over again, you start to lose the benefit of the doubt.

  58. Wow! There sure are a lot of bitter Steeler / Bill’s fans out there. As for the Steeler trolls, all of the points for the Pats were scored after the headsets were fixed. Oh and the NFL who HATE the Pats, said the Pats had nothing to do with it.

    Bills fans, it will be a great game. Rex always plays the Pats tough. I’m not so sure that “Brady will be running for his life” or Brady will be eating the turf” though. Brady is 23-3 against the Bills, so I wouldn’t get too excited. It would be nice to have a little competition in the AFC East for once though. Remember, if we beat you, we probably cheated. Right?

  59. “The Bills played a historically bad Colts defense, lets see what they do against the Pats before we crown them…”

    ——————————————————————–

    The Patriots defense isnt exactly inspiring fear either. The Steelers constant holding calls did more to slow them down than the Pats. Almost the entire Patriots defense was graded in the negative on PFF. They are starting their slot CB from a year ago as the one on one guy and he was beaten. Their front 7, while good, isnt exactly world ending. In all honesty, without a player like Vontae Davis in the secondary, Tyrod Taylor will have all his options on any given play.

    The Bills average offense will put up a lot of points on the Pats average defense. The question is if Brady can survive the Bills defense long enough to do what hes done for 16 years now. He will be under fire the whole game.

    I cant honestly call this one right now…so 28-28 tie in overtime

  60. 6ball says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:02 AM

    The Patriots at the Bills is an early test for both teams. Despite having a losing record versus Belichick, Rex has competed fiercely. Last year’s horrendous Jets team lost twice to the Patriots by a total of three points.

    …and…

    iloveagoodnap says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:31 AM
    Rex has a losing record vs NE but he always played them tough. 5 of those 6 losses came in his final 3 years when the Jets had a fraction of the talent the pats had, and they still squeaked by with small margin wins. He certainly has fared better vs NE than any other Bills coach of the last decade and change.

    Should be a great game. NE will not be an easy task, as they never are. But this is the closest these 2 teams have been to one another in terms of talent in quite some time. Looking forward to it. Go Bills.

    Exactly these two posts. How refreshing to see positive football-focused comments. I’m a Pats fan but I agree totally with the two of you that both Rex and the Bills will be primed for the game next Sunday. I doubt there will chaos in the Bills’ defense. May the best team win!

  61. ________________________

    That doesn’t make any sense. If they didn’t care they would not have tried to suspend Brady. however the judge ruled that the NFL cannot suspend a player for not complying with an investigation; and before you say that Brady sat for 5 hours in interviews, remember that Ted Wells said that he was evasive with his answers, and also destroyed if phone on the day he was to meet with investigators.

    NO Ted Wells NEVER said he was “evasive with his answers”
    He said just the opposite.

    READ THE REPORT
    He said Brady FULLY cooperated

  62. Since last December the Bills D has held Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning to a combined 601 yards, 2 TD/6 INT

    Brady has always found a way to avoid their fates…can he do it again? Who knows.

  63. “unfortunately the steelers probably thought the craps would play them straight up like men, 11 on 11 – but no. the usual cheating disrupted the opponent like usual, score another win for belicheat, ernie, and the bad guys.”

    Why did the Steelers only have 10 defenders on the field then ?

  64. That doesn’t make any sense. If they didn’t care they would not have tried to suspend Brady. however the judge ruled that the NFL cannot suspend a player for not complying with an investigation; and before you say that Brady sat for 5 hours in interviews, remember that Ted Wells said that he was evasive with his answers, and also destroyed if phone on the day he was to meet with investigators.
    ==============

    they didnt care…

    “When the Colts made the complaint, no one at the league office took the complaint seriously,” Wells said. “They flipped the complaint by email to the operations people so they knew about it, they told the refs. (Referee) Walt Anderson thought it was just a normal complaint, you get these types of things all the time. Nobody paid that much attention to it.

    “Didnt take it seriously” and then the head official lost track of the balls…

    not to mention all the similar cases of messing with the balls(actually proven messing mind you none of this “more probable than not” junk-tea,s were caught- where the league did absolutely nothing. We know now this was about some owners thinking the penalty for spygate wasnt harsh enough so now PSI was important…

    And Wells clearly said Brady cooperated and that not giving up his phone had no effect on the case…then he changed his story after Pash edited his report

  65. another fun fact of the lowly AFC North compared to the AFC BEAST:

    Number of playoff one and dones by the division champion since 06:

    AFC North: 6
    AFC BEAST: 3

    🙂

    #ImJustSayin
    #TruthHurts

  66. Bills win in week 2……….national media proclaims there’s a new bully in the AFC East…….media proclaims Pats are on the decline and Brady is showing his age…….only to be proven wrong once again in January when the Pats are sitting home with a Bye and end up back in the Super Bowl.

    You know it.
    I know it.
    Your mama knows it.

  67. Ha ha!!!! The non-Pats fans are so focused on the NFL Management Council’s manufactured propaganda, that they can’t give 100% to cheer on their own team. Non-Pats are spending more time on this stuff then looking at their own team’s positives. Those fans are not giving all their positive energy to their teams, just being blindsided by what the NFL created.

    Distracted fans, change your focus…its not good for your home team’s morale and energy, but just adding bulletin material for the team you don’t like.

  68. The Steelers bragged about jamming Gronk so Brady made them eat their words.
    As for you haters you are running out of excuses. Headset, bugs, deflated balls, all bunk. Your non- stop whining all sound empty and just sad. Patriots don’t cheat. Your teams do. Your teams are cheaters and losers. Cheaters and losers. Cheaters and losers. Cheaters and losers…. Lest you forget.

    The Bills looked pretty solid. Rex is building a good team that could give the Patriots a real headache. Just hope our young ones could stand up and help carry the Pats to have another win. It won’t be easy. Rex is a funny loud mouth but he’s a good coach unlike tripper Tomlin.
    Rex brags but is not mean and bitter when he lose. It sick, but some of us Pats fan are fond of Rex. It’s a clean rivalry.
    Ravens, Colts, and now Steelers are just whiners.

    And Pats fans are liars. Where does it say a Steeler player was bragging? You Pats fans are death is in the details….so loud mouth put up or shut up! Crickets I bet…

  69. Without a doubt i believe brady cheated…. And I think he should have been suspended and the Bs of the Union and judge were ridiculous.

    But all that being said…. This was pretty great. Heck of a player, just think he should have paid the piper. Doesn’t mean he isn’t one of the best.

  70. Watch the tape on Gronks first TD. Dobson and Amendola were covered by 1 Steelers DB. The DB covered Dobson who stopped at the 10 leaving Amendola uncovered in the end zone. So yes, it’s even worse than it looked.

  71. yeah i can relate to that. I normally saw my opponents got panic when I roll out my cheating skills. They just didn’t know how to deal with it.
    #shm…

  72. The Bills will be tough come Sunday.

    The Steelers, on the other hand, seem to be in a free fall. Hard to say if the Patriots are any good this year, as they may have simply beaten a Pittsburgh team destined to finish 3-13 this year.

  73. Even if the headsets never worked, their eyes must have noticed a very large Patriot completely uncovered and scoring. It’s not like you could miss the Gronk. Think of a tractor trailer in a Patriot’s uniform. But, as usual, Tomlin needs some excuse for his poor defense and marginal skills in coaching.

  74. Sad when trolls can’t accept utter defeat and resort to excuses. Lame, proven totally false excuses at that. Get ready troll, gonna be a looooong season there bud.

  75. Attention Haters:

    There’s no whining in football.

    The Patriots dominated every aspect of the game. Take your loss like men – tell the teams you root for to actually READ the RULES! And perhaps you’ll begin to see some more wins.

    You can delude yourselves that this is the first time in the history of the NFL that there were problems with the headsets – when in fact it happens frequently.

    You’re only humiliating yourselves at this point. Don’t be as gullible as Goodell HOPES you.

    Stop making me embarrassed to call you a fellow NFL fan.

  76. Added Brady, “It was then I realized the true brilliance of messing with their headsets, and causing such chaos! Because when a head coach can’t communicate with his defensive coordinator, it stands to reason they’re gonna have trouble sending in which D to run. Wow we are good!”

  77. I understand that the New England offense clearly beat the Steelers D. The Steelers O clearly beat the New England D as well. Patriots should worry. They are going to have a long season with that defense. Let’s not crown them in SB fifty champs just yet. Over 500 yards of offense by the Steelers without Bell and Bryant I believe speaks volumes.

  78. The Deflator text was the day after the Oct. 17 game against the Jets. Some of the balls were at 16 psi and Brady likes them around 12.5 psi.
    Brady was upset that the balls were inflated so high.
    This text exchange took place the following day.
    Jestremski: I checked some of the balls this morn… The refs (expletive) us… a few were at almost 16 [PSI]

    I can’t post link but read everything in context.

  79. Me too.
    I liked what I saw out of Jarvis Jones.
    That’s all.

    Timmons, Heyward and Tuitt were invisible. Don’t even know who played nose. Shazier was not in the game. The DBs were unable to deal with Edleman or Gronk.

  80. Pittsburgh’s D this year is a continuation of last year’s model, i.e., not very good. To say Buffalo will present more of a challenge is to understate the case by a mile. Buffalo may have the best D in football this year. Loads of talent, especially up front, and Rex always, always, always calls a mean game against New England. And I’m worried about our front seven after the way DeAngelo Williams gashed them. This weekend’s game is shaping up to be a bona fide test for the defending champs.

  81. steelcurtainn says:
    Sep 14, 2015 11:24 AM

    The steelers defense is very young and the starting units havent even really played together. The defense will get better once they start playing together consistently and providing a good pass rush. The offense can hang with any team and that will be the key if the steelers want to push towards getting to the sb until the defense gets better.
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    Might be right. NE started 3 Rookies playing their first NFL game ever and benched their starting left tackle for impersonating a NFL offensive lineman. NE, like the Steelers was without their starting running back and their starting wide receiver, again, like the Steelers. NE lost the starting DT early and started a rookie at the other DT position. A UDFA started at DB against the best wide out in the league and on the other side was a journeyman known to get torched regularly. So, the Steelers D best improve in a hurry because if they couldn’t handle that o-line and NE’s backups it’s going to be a heckofa long season.

  82. “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

    ― Socrates
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    Lol. They even had to deal with haters way back then.

  83. I would pray for another shot at this gloating, arrogant punk. This is just rubbing salt in the wound. Classy comments Tom, especially on a day when there were obvious technical problems with the other guys’ communications.

  84. Well, the cup half full version for my Steelers was that they did get some stops, and at least they seemed to get better as the game went on. They only gave up 28 points and it would have been only 21 with a better break on that Patriot fumble on the goal line that Gronk recovered. Just yet another of his big plays.

    Ok well maybe the cup is only 1/8th full, but still.

    Go Steelers anyways!

  85. “I’m worried about our front seven after the way DeAngelo Williams gashed them.”

    I’m not. That was the game plan against the Steelers. Let them run and keep the number of passes down.

    Same thing they did against Manning a couple years ago in the playoffs.

    Next week against the Bills the Pats may well load up against the run and make an inexperienced QB beat them with passing.

  86. Jets managed to lose to the Patriots by “less than usual” because those were the games the refs mysteriously made Brady use illegal 16 psi footballs. What will the league’s pro-parity move be this time, making him wearing one of those old timey ball and chains on his ankle? This is basically Ender’s Game where they start making him face two teams at the same time while anything he does is unfair because he does it.

  87. “This cheat is going to eat the turf on Sunday. Rex owns him.”

    If by own you mean going 1-7 vs the pats from 2011 through 2014, then yeah, I guess he does. Oh, in that 1 game they won, it went all the way to OT to do it and even then it took a ticky tack call from the refs after the Jets missed the 1st FG try in OT to finally win the game

    Rex Ryan does NOT own the Pats, though he surely does try harder than anyone else

  88. As BB always says, lets turn the page forward We are onto Buffalo but I couldn’t notice the multiple excuses one Steelers fan ( my tenant as I own space in his mind) about the headsets going out for the reason the Steelers lost, as Bill Belichick said the other day “it is sad”

    Onto Buffalo, Rex always has a good gameplan for New England and it is usually close( Buttfumble was a great Thanksgiving). I expect a close game.

    I wouldn’t criticize or bet the house on any team based on Week # 1

  89. We’ve heard the terms, “integrity of the game” right alongside “gamesmanship”

    Gamesmanship is the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win or gain a serious advantage in a game or sport. It has been described as “Pushing the rules to the limit without getting caught, using whatever dubious methods possible to achieve the desired end” (Lumpkin, Stoll and Beller, 1994:92). It may be inferred that the term derives from the idea of playing for the game (i.e., to win at any cost) as opposed to sportsmanship, which derives from the idea of playing for sport. (wiki)

    That being the case using gamesmanship and integrity in the same argument is non sequitur.

  90. The Steelers defense looked like a bunch of young guys being coached by a new coach. There were flashes of good play and there were mental errors. Bud Dupree picking up his first sack was encouraging. Shazier had a couple of tackles that showed off his speed and ability to diagnose a play. If not for two missed field goals and DHB stepping out of bounds, that game has a very different scoreline.

    Yes, there was some confusion on the defensive side of the ball. Leaving Gronk uncovered is inexcusable. Playing ten in the red zone is downright frustrating. Being unable to deal with Gronk shifting out wide and running a crossing route is troubling. But, those are correctable issues. This defense can be much better and as they develop their on field communication and understanding of a complicated defense, there will be less unintended chaos and more planned chaos.

  91. Brady feels comfortable dissing the Steelers knowing that he will never face them again – he will retire and neither the Patriots or Steelers will be in the post season.

  92. Not covering Gronk wasnt chaos, it was bold and decisive strategy. And the Steelers would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for that meddling Brady and his throwing the ball to the wide open guy thing.

  93. Can’t wait until the Steelers get 3 of their best players back for the playoffs to show the Patriots who the truly greater offense is. The Steelers shot themselves in the foot and nearly won that game anyway, so for all you Pats fans who are now getting a little nervous after barely winning the first game, it will be a really fun January for the rest of the league watching you fall on your face.

  94. People criticizing the Pats’ rush defense should know that they were in nickel or dime defense for much of the game. Yes, there were problems setting the edge, but no, gaining 130 yards on the ground isn’t a big deal. Not when the team is down by 2 TDs most of the second half.

    The fixated insanity of some of the posters here is just weird. I hope it’s because one guy has several different accounts. Just step away from the keyboard, Mike Kensil, and get some help.

  95. Way more posts accusing the Steelers of whining about the headsets then there are posts complaining about the headsets. Funny.

    The Steelers defense was completely unprepared for the game. As best as I could determine, the Steelers DBs ran to a spot on the field at the snap and stood there. It looked like eight year olds playing zone defense in basketball. It was shooting fish in barrel for Brady.

    That said I saw a lot of areas concern for the Pats. Malcom Butler got undressed as a cover corner. The Pats secondary is a long way from Revis Island. The offensive line, which I understand is young and will improve, nonetheless got no push at all and yielded a fair amount of pressure from an inferior Steelers defensive front. I like the Bills chances at home this week.

  96. There was countless time throughout that game where Gronk among OTHER Receivers were left WIDE OPEN, and my thinking after that game is that either D-coordinator of the steelers has no clue, or the players are not executing his plan.

    Either way this is on Tomlin to get answers, because if the players not following the plan then CUT or SIT them , and if this is on the D- Coordinator then he needs to be shown the PINK SLIP.

    .

  97. I love my Patriots, but lets get one thing straight here… the Bills are going to win on Sunday. Rex Ryan will have that team and every fan in that stadium pumped up like they’re playing in super bowl… while this will be nothing more than a week 2 matchup to the Patriots. Rex Ryan is a good coach, but he would be a great coach if he didn’t live and breath to beat the Patriots… the man is obsessed with beating them. The Patriots will win the division, and will probably route the Bills in their second matchup… but this week is very similar to week 2 of the 2009 season to me. The Bills will win, their players and fans will celebrate like they just won a championship and Bill Belichick and the Patriots will be onto Jacksonville because he knows championships and divisions aren’t won in September.

  98. The Steelers DEF is young & learning. This was very obvious & a QB of Brady’s caliber should have pounced on the opportunity & did. That said, he will not have that luxury next week. The Bills will give these guys all they can handle & more. Looking forward to a very good game between these two next Sunday.

  99. You only need to look at the picture to get the story – 2 handfuls of Moats’ jersey, yet no flag.

  100. weepingjebus says:
    Sep 14, 2015 10:33 AM
    There’s a hilarious clip in the Do Your Job special where Edelman thanks the media and other team fans for angering Brady and getting him fired up. Kraft echoes the sentiment later. For example, since the Colts and Patriots footballs were found to be underinflated in the AFC championship game, the Patriots have been undefeated, won a Super Bowl, and Tom Brady broke the franchise record for consecutive completions. The Colts haven’t won a single game.

    So keep at it guys, you are basically doing this to yourselves

    ————

    Um…that’s only two games, three if you count the championship. One if you count yesterdays as to win the superbowl you have to go undefeated in the playoffs.

  101. Brady doesn’t know what chaos is in a defense, until he meets the Bills next weekend. Get ready Tommy to have some serious problems. One of the best defenses in the NFL this season.
    Darius will be back too, good luck!!

  102. It’s going to be a good game. That park is going to be INSANE. The defense looks good. The offense looks somewhat competent. Patriots were a bit wobbly in spots last Thursday. OTOH, they won’t be facing Antonio Brown and Heath Miller. Blount will be back. Lewis is for real. And the Patriots have run flat over the Clots the last threee times we played them, I didn’t think Andre Johnson and Frank Gore added a lot to the mix yesterday. Maybe not the greatest test no matter what the media talking heads say. We will see.

  103. Added Brady, “It was then I realized the true brilliance of messing with their headsets, and causing such chaos! Because when a head coach can’t communicate with his defensive coordinator, it stands to reason they’re gonna have trouble sending in which D to run. Wow we are good!”
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    1. both teams had communication issues

    2. the HC and DC stand about 10 feet from each other on the sideline

    3. if the DC needs to directly tell someone on his defense to make sure to cover Rob Gronkowski that is absolutely hilarious and a pathetic excuse for poor defense.

  104. nepatriot1 says:
    Sep 14, 2015 11:07 AM

    But he has tampered with balls in the past.

    BTW: Still waiting for a good explanation why the equipment assit. was call the “deflator”.

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    The deflator text took place 3 months before the season started…

  105. beach305 says:
    Sep 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    That doesn’t make any sense. If they didn’t care they would not have tried to suspend Brady. however the judge ruled that the NFL cannot suspend a player for not complying with an investigation; and before you say that Brady sat for 5 hours in interviews, remember that Ted Wells said that he was evasive with his answers, and also destroyed if phone on the day he was to meet with investigators.

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    He also said in an interview that Brady was 100% cooperative and that he never asked for the phone just the records. Which are still acquirable regardless of the phones destruction, Brady’s lawyers also said they weren’t going to turn his phone over since the NFL had no right to it.

  106. People criticizing the Pats’ rush defense should know that they were in nickel or dime defense for much of the game

    For years the Pats M.O. has been giving up a lot of yards between the 20’s but they tighten up well in the red zone. That’s why they seldom rank high statistically as defenses are ranked in yards allowed.

    Anybody watching Patriots games the last several years knows this.

    The fools on here expose themselves, and they’re never in on the joke.

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