Brady: We need a much better offensive effort against Denver

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The Patriots moved to 10-0 with Monday night’s 20-13 victory over the Bills, but quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday that the same kind of production from the offense agains the Broncos in Week 11 won’t be good enough.

Brady said that “execution was a problem for us all night” and no one who watched the game would disagree with that assessment. Brady was pressured often, leading to several hits and throwaways while the Patriots were also trying to deal with the loss of wide receivers Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson from an already banged-up unit. Brady said it was “tricky” to deal with players in spots they aren’t accustomed to playing, but that the Patriots have to figure it out in the next few days.

“We haven’t really got in a rhythm and just didn’t execute as well as we’re capable of,” Brady said on “Dennis and Callahan” on WEEI. “There will be a lot to learn from. It’s good to win and still learn from mistakes and we’re playing the No. 1 ranked defense this week so it has to be a much better effort.”

There’s no word on Amendola’s status for this week, but his absence would make things trickier at the very least. Amendola was the target on 12 Brady passes on Monday and the Patriots are running short on options to plug into leading roles.

They’ve proven adept at finding a way thus far in 2015, but the trip to Denver could be the biggest test of the offense’s resourcefulness.

70 responses to “Brady: We need a much better offensive effort against Denver

  1. brettfavrecellphone says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:47 PM

    Tom Brady is now 25-3 vs Bills.

    Think about that for one minute…

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    What does that have to do with Denver?

  2. Every time I’ve heard someone the past few weeks say the Bills were the biggest worry this season I thought they were nuts and that has not changed. The Broncos #1 defense is far and away the biggest worry, now more than ever with both sides of the offense an amalgamation of backups and players playing new positions. If they make it past the Broncos I’ll feel much better about their chances in the playoffs, but with the mounting injuries who knows.

  3. It’s hard to respect a QB who continually whines to the refs and demands flags when he gets touched, like Marsha Brady.

    You’ll never see Big Ben or Rodgers do something that girly.

  4. Really a parting shot at Rex. I’m not sure what happened between the two of them, but it feels like Rex killed Brady’s dog or something. That Rex Ryan audible was personal.

  5. pftcancer says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:53 PM

    brettfavrecellphone says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:47 PM

    Tom Brady is now 25-3 vs Bills.

    Think about that for one minute…

    ==========================

    What does that have to do with Denver?

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    Given that the brunt of the article was actually about the Patriots level of play in the game they JUST played against the Bills I’d say it’s at least tangentially relevant.

  6. As usual… despite the fact that the crippling injuries to the offense are a very valid excuse you will never EVER hear excuses from the GOAT.

    Only drive and determination to get better. Period.

    That’s why he’s the GOAT. 🙂

  7. Brady never begged out of a game he was able to play in, like Roethlisberger did against the Browns, when his team is struggling to make the playoffs.

  8. Don’t worry, I’m sure your offensive line gathered that by the way you were berating them and acting like a whiny brat in front of millions of people.

  9. .
    Both the Giants and Bills had ample opportunities to win versus the Patriots, however victory eluded them.

    With their injuries the Patriots have become a good, not great team. They have a very good QB with a suspect O-line and receivers without portfolio.

    The defense is going to have to do yeoman’s work from here on out. Oddly, a Malcolm Butler injury would be crippling to the D.
    .

  10. terripet

    You do realize the Broncos have the most PROVEN cases of cheating in NFL History. Their only 2 superbowls were won because they violated the salary cap, KNOWINGLY submitted FAKE contracts to the NFL on behalf of Elway and terrell Davis.

    They could not afford both players under the salary cap. They would’ve had to have either cut Elway (not happening), cut TD (not happening) or cut 4-5 core players who’s salaries added up to that of Elway or Davis (didn’t happen) or CHEAT.

    They chose to cheat.

    Denver doesn’t win either of those superbowls without those players. This is one of the greatest cheating scandals in sports history.

    And let’s not forget Denver Lineman admitting they all used to rub vaseline over their uni’s so opponent’s couldn’t block or grab them. Let’s forget their spygate or Von Miller paying for someone else’s urine.

    Pats have Spygate. IN 2007. 8 years ago.

  11. weepingjebus says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:54 PM

    Really a parting shot at Rex. I’m not sure what happened between the two of them, but it feels like Rex killed Brady’s dog or something. That Rex Ryan audible was personal.

    —-
    Eh…hard to say. Based on Rex’s reaction to it I think he got a kick out of it.

  12. The Denver Broncos are the only team in NFL history to be fined for taping practices.

    #WellTheyAre
    #JustSaying

    🙂

  13. terripet says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:55 PM

    Broncos will dominate the cheaters 27 13
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    The Broncos got taken to overtime by the Browns, lost to the Colts, got manhandled, at home, by the Chiefs, and barely beat the Bears.

    How do you figure that the cheating Donkeys will dominate the Patriots?

  14. Oddly, a Malcolm Butler injury would be crippling to the D.

    Yep.

    But honestly… I wasn’t buying in to the talk that Butler was an elite CB just yet and I’m still not quite there… but more games like the last two and I’ll be walking that way. 🙂

  15. If Denver can mount any offense, it could turn into a blow-out very easily. If the Bills could hold Pats to 271 yards pass/85 yards rush, Denver might hold them to 70% of that.
    With half his receivers out, Brady had to hold the ball a long time last nite. That would be fatal against Denvers pass rush.

  16. I love the flexibility of the OL to switch positions, but what if the OL personnel were more focused on one position and executed at a high level in that position, rather than playing three or four positions over the course of the game?

  17. Pats have Spygate. IN 2007. 8 years ago.


    Spygate wasn’t cheating. The rule said you can’t tape if the information is used in game. It wasn’t. Therefore, what was the problem? That IS what the rule said.

    It was only made to be that way by the most incompetent commissioner in sports today who thinks that the rules are what HE thinks they say not what they actually say.

  18. Brady not only proved he is the best QB in NFL history he showed he is one of the toughest. He also adjusted his game to the realities of the game and to his team’s strengths and weaknesses. I have never seen Tom throw away more balls to play it safe. He accepted a significant drop in his completion percentage to ensure he did not turn the ball over. He had a few risky throws (the interception throw was ill advised) but even the interception was as good as a great punt, leaving the Bills to start at their 5 yard line (good hustle tackle by Gronk).

    His masterful drive to end the first half with a touchdown after getting the ball with just 46 seconds left was vintage Brady. His throw to White in the flat when he read the corner blitz let the quick back beat the safety for a key third quarter touchdown which sent Rex into a meltdown on the sideline. Brady stepped up on a night his offensive line failed him and his skilled players were dropping like flies.

    Brady lives Al Davis’ refrain: Just win baby!

  19. Tom Brady is 5-5 against the Broncos. When Kubiack was th OC for the Broncos Tom is 1-3. His one victory was against third string quarterback Danny Kannel.

  20. Brady not only proved he is the best QB in NFL history he showed he is one of the toughest.


    Without a doubt! Good post.

    🙂

  21. This should be a very interestng game to watch. The key matchup will be Broncos O against Pats D. If Denver’s D is able to keep Brady on the sidelines then the Broncos may win the game. If not, then the Pats may win. Regardless of how good a D is, they will eventually wear out if they are long time on the field.

  22. “we’re playing the No. 1 ranked defense this week so it has to be a much better effort.”

    Yes the Pats are playing the No. 1 ranked defense as they are themselves the No. 1 ranked defense in scored points per game edging out the broncos by 0.1 points on average.

  23. “Pats have Spygate. IN 2007. 8 years ago.”

    I love that you spend a whole bunch of time calling out Elway and the Broncos two superbowls, the last of which was Superbowl 33 (17 years ago) and then you try to defend the Pats for their own indiscretions for being a whopping “8 years ago”.

  24. It is great to see Brady respond to the cabal of NFL owners that conspired with Goodell to figuratively break his legs because they could not beat him on the field. Alas, Tom has changed. In the past, you could see his love of the game in post game interviews. Now, he is playing with a hatred. He has a protective yolk around his emotions that comes from being targeted by liars and thieves, and that on a thumbnail is what the people who targeted Brady should be called.

    ESPN is now talking up Can Newton for MVP. Cam is doing great things but he is nowhere near what Brady is accomplishing this year. What Brady is doing this year is a season for the ages. He might be extremely wealthy, married to a super model, an elite NFL quarterback but it has been a year of persecution and he has refused to submit. Brady brings new meaning to the word gallant.

  25. Its kind of funny that all the peyton and bronco honks as well as the pat trolls were dreading this game just a couple of weeks ago.

    I guess when a team is forced to have over 20 different offensive line combinations and your down to a couple of receivers because of injury it gives some people a little more courage than they normally would have.

    And then the ones with brains remember that its still brady, belichick and the pats and that the AFC championship is still going through foxboro no matter what happens in this game.

  26. oops . . . Sorry for mixing up the 2nd quarter and 3rd quarter touchdowns but you guys get the idea.

  27. The timing of last night’s game was perfect. It gave Brady and his new targets an opportunity to fine tune their play in a game against a mediocre team. So Brady was able to try different looks the Pats plan to use against the Broncos knowing there was little likelihood of losing the game.
    I’ll give some props to the Bills. They played better than I expected considering who their coach is.

  28. mammothfan says:
    Nov 24, 2015 1:22 PM

    Tom Brady is 5-5 against the Broncos. When Kubiack was th OC for the Broncos Tom is 1-3. His one victory was against third string quarterback Danny Kannel.

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    I think Mike Shanahan had more to do with Brady’s struggles against DEN back in the day than their OC did.

    🙂

  29. 2015
    Denver offense has scored 18 TD’s.

    New England offense has scored 36 TD’s.

    This could be a low scoring affair with both defenses playing well. It looks like the team that overcomes their current offensive difficulties the best will win.

    It should be another fun game to watch as are most that involve the Patriots.

  30. STILLlolatpatshaters:

    I realize this, but, unlike “taping practices” or “deflategate”, Pats DID record signals from an unauthorized area.

    Was it as big a deal as Media and haters want it to be? No.

    But my point was a Denver fan calling any other team in the NFL “cheaters” is beyond ridiculous.

  31. daysend564 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:46 PM
    Brady: We need the refs help even more against Denver
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    Riddle me this riddle me that,

    How can the refs help the Pats while blowing an easy automatic touchdown dead by premature whistles?

    Why would the NFL favor the Pats when they themselves are trying to crucify Brady for not understanding 6th grade science?

    THAT. MAKES. NO. SENSE.

  32. Marshawn Lunch:

    The point was every team has something dirty in their past.

    EVERY TEAM.

    Just last year, the Seahawks AFTER WINNING THE SUPERBOWL, were caught holding illegal practices. AKA Cheating. This to go along with the multiple PED suspensions Seahawks players have had over the recent past.

    Every team has SOME bending of rules moment.

    A Denver fan calling any team “cheaters” is funny.

    In regards to Spygate 2007… the 1st 3 Pats Superbowls were 2001, 03-04… the new Videotaping rule didn’t come into play until 2006. And it wasn’t even a “rule” change. Goodell sent out a memo, redefining the videotaping procedures. But it was not a rule. A rule needs to be proposed and then voted on by owners. Goodell OVERSTEPPED his bounds (like he always does) and redefined a rule.

    And why did he redefine it? In 2006, the Jets were caught videotaping the Pats & were caught. This act warranted no penalty from goodell. It sparked the memo which was sent to ALL 32 TEAMS.

    Repeat, all 32 teams b/c as EVERYONE from john madden to Jimy Johnson to bill Cowher have said EVERY TEAM TAPED SIGNALS. EVERY TEAM STOLE SIGNALS.

    So, yes, the Pats were caught doing what every team was doing.

    Fine. They were fined & stripped a draft pick.

    But for some reason, folks, like you, want to take a rule made in 2006 and retroactively enforce it starting in 2001.

    That’s not how it works. Pats were not breaking any rules in 2001, 03-04.

    They were caught in the 1st Qtr of the 1st game of the 2007 season. Over the next 15 games and 3 quarters, they went undefeated and dominated the league.

    I’m not saying Spygate didn’t happen. But it wasn’t violating the salary cap. It wasn’t PED’s. Stealing signals, even today, isn’t illegal. Had the Pats employed a lip reader with binoculars, then that’s 100% legal. It wasn’t even against rules to video tape. It was illegal to do from sideline. If Pats Video Guy was in stands, that would’ve been legal.

    Spygate was a parking fine that’s been made into a felony. Haters get over it. Your team was caught cheating playing football at one time or another.

  33. audio2sell says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:51 PM

    Pats D is better than Denver D
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    The New England defense is the best-kept secret in the NFL, this year.

  34. “But my point was a Denver fan calling any other team in the NFL “cheaters” is beyond ridiculous.”

    If you’re talking about Terripet she’s actually a Bills fan IIRC.

    And among those whose only fallback with all the Pats hater myths blown to smithereens is that the Pats “cheat”

    Meanwhile she ignores things like Rex Ryan cheating last night blocking off the sideline ref the way he did. And according to her every single NFL franchise except the Pats is made up of choir boys who have never done anything wrong in the entire history of football.

    That’s called a double standard by the way and invalidates everything she whines about.

  35. Hey Patriots! Here is a novel idea. Especially knowing how fragile Amendola is. And how much he means to he receiving corps right now. STOP MAKING HIM RETURN RISKY PUNTS AND KICKOFFS! Put big, fast Legarrette Blount Back there again. He was literally spectacular & a terror for them in that assignment a few years ago. It gives him a chance to build up speed like a runaway locomotive. And defenders a terrified to tackle him head on.

  36. Sounds nice, Tommy. Unfortunately Von, the true “no fly zone” DBs of C Harris Jr, Talib and Boss Ward, and the rest of the #1 defense are not the team you find a grove against. Will be another Denver victory against the Pats in Denver…

    Oh, and Brock is going to carve-up the Pats D in Kubiak’s offense just like Flacco did last year.

    John Elway > the Pats…11-0 all-time.

  37. tigerlilac says:
    Nov 24, 2015 1:34 PM
    It is great to see Brady respond to the cabal of NFL owners that conspired with Goodell to figuratively break his legs because they could not beat him on the field. Alas, Tom has changed. In the past, you could see his love of the game in post game interviews. Now, he is playing with a hatred. He has a protective yolk around his emotions that comes from being targeted by liars and thieves, and that on a thumbnail is what the people who targeted Brady should be called.

    ESPN is now talking up Can Newton for MVP. Cam is doing great things but he is nowhere near what Brady is accomplishing this year. What Brady is doing this year is a season for the ages. He might be extremely wealthy, married to a super model, an elite NFL quarterback but it has been a year of persecution and he has refused to submit. Brady brings new meaning to the word gallant.

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    Good stuff, Tiger, as usual.

  38. Win or lose this Sunday night, Brady can expect to receive the same type of punishment from the Broncos D as he received from the Bills, especially if a healthy D Ware is playing.

  39. I booked a day off work to watch this game since I live in the UK and it starts at 1:30 am and I have to get up for work at 6:00 am.

    I may just sleep through this anyway.

    Denver can’t run and are going up against a very stout Patriots run D.

    Brock Osweiller may be better than Manning is right now but is he seriously better than any of the other QB’s that have struggled against this Pats D? Their offence is poor this season and really shouldn’t be any match for the Pats D.

    The Pats offence is basically the JV squad at this stage and if Amendola can’t start then the Pats are pretty much going to have to rely on dump offs to James Lewis because this O Line is going to struggle to stop the rush getting to Brady.

    Both defences are capable of shutting the others offence down and it may just come down to a special teams play or which QB makes a critical turnover.

    Amendola is probably the difference maker in this match up. If he plays then the Pats Offense has a significant advantage over Denver’s.

  40. You do realize the Broncos have the most PROVEN cases of cheating in NFL History. Their only 2 superbowls were won because they violated the salary cap, KNOWINGLY submitted FAKE contracts to the NFL on behalf of Elway and terrell Davis.
    ____________________________________
    Gosh, it was so bad the NFL fined them a 3rd round draft pick!

  41. harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 2:03 PM
    “But my point was a Denver fan calling any other team in the NFL “cheaters” is beyond ridiculous.”

    If you’re talking about Terripet she’s actually a Bills fan IIRC.

    And among those whose only fallback with all the Pats hater myths blown to smithereens is that the Pats “cheat”

    Meanwhile she ignores things like Rex Ryan cheating last night blocking off the sideline ref the way he did. And according to her every single NFL franchise except the Pats is made up of choir boys who have never done anything wrong in the entire history of football.

    That’s called a double standard by the way and invalidates everything she whines about.
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    Chia-pet’s predictions have all been wrong this season, she has yet to get one right. Ryan should be fined for what he did last night.

  42. Brady is about to crush Denver to dust… This is what NE does, because they’re stand up guys. They talk great about their opponent before every game, especially if you’re a bad team, and then they kick the crap out of you. The Chiefs blew them out of the water, so imagine what NE will do.

  43. STILLlolatpatshaters says:
    Nov 24, 2015 1:19 PM
    Spygate wasn’t cheating. The rule said you can’t tape if the information is used in game. It wasn’t. Therefore, what was the problem? That IS what the rule said.

    It was only made to be that way by the most incompetent commissioner in sports today who thinks that the rules are what HE thinks they say not what they actually say.
    ====================
    You are wrong. the rule states video taping is illegal from the side lines which is what the Pats were caught doing. Taping signals is perfectly legal. Just not from the side lines.

  44. mammothfan says:
    Nov 24, 2015 1:22 PM

    Tom Brady is 5-5 against the Broncos. When Kubiack was th OC for the Broncos Tom is 1-3. His one victory was against third string quarterback Danny Kannel.

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    I think Mike Shanahan had more to do with Brady’s struggles against DEN back in the day than their OC did.
    🙂

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    I think Kubiak had more to do with shannahans succsess. Once he left for Houston, shannahan went from perennial playoff team to out of a job.

  45. As usual, the Pats fans will disappear off these comments boards after a heart crushing loss. Denver at home with that D will defeat a depleted Patriots team. There should be no shame in this loss. At the end of the season, Denver and New England will be the #1 and #2 seeds. The two teams will meet again in the AFC Championship game. That game will be determined more by who is injured than anything else. Both will be great games and all other teams in the AFC will strive to be like these two.

  46. beauregard says:
    Nov 24, 2015 3:12 PM

    As usual, the Pats fans will disappear off these comments boards after a heart crushing loss. Denver at home with that D will defeat a depleted Patriots team. There should be no shame in this loss. At the end of the season, Denver and New England will be the #1 and #2 seeds. The two teams will meet again in the AFC Championship game. That game will be determined more by who is injured than anything else. Both will be great games and all other teams in the AFC will strive to be like these two.
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    Denver got crushed at home by the Chiefs. Why would you think they could beat the Patriots?

    Denver will not be in the AFCCG.

  47. Didn’t the Chiefs crush the pats last year? The pats technically shouldn’t of beaten anyone last year

  48. Brady made a major-league ass out of himself on the field, yelling at linemen, throwing his helmet, pouting, and stomping around. His offensive line should allow a couple of quick, nasty sacks to remind him of what they do for him.

    The fact that he was pressured last night was due to three causes: (1) multiple offensive-line injuries; (2) inadequate coaching of second-string offensive-line players new to their positions; which not only put second-line players; and (3) most important, the Bills ingeniously throwing a vast array of unpredictable formations, fake blitzes, real blitzes, fake and real blitzes at the same time, at offensive linemen inexperienced at their positions.

    Yelling at the O-line because Rex Ryan is very creative with defenses is the action of a man whose heart is as shriveled as his balls were last year.

  49. Typical Patriots and Brady – no credit at all to the Bills’ D – it’s all about them not executing – what B.S.

  50. johnelwayalwayswins

    Denver
    2011 – lost Div
    2012 – lost Div
    2013 – lost SB (thrashed really)
    2014 – lost Div

    Hmmmmmmmmm. Always?

  51. You are wrong. the rule states video taping is illegal from the side lines which is what the Pats were caught doing.

    —–
    You are only talking about half of it. The other half did in fact mention “a location where information obtained is used in game.”

    As Bill himself said he followed the rule to its letter and this is the exact explanation he had. And he is right because that’s what it said. If that wasn’t in the spirit of the rule that should not be Bill’s problem…that’s the league’s.

    His only mistake was he didn’t anticipate the presence of the head clown running this league….

  52. wmnf says:
    Nov 24, 2015 4:46 PM

    johnelwayalwayswins

    Denver
    2011 – lost Div
    2012 – lost Div
    2013 – lost SB (thrashed really)
    2014 – lost Div

    Hmmmmmmmmm. Always?
    ——————————————
    Who did Denver curb stomp in that 2013 AFC Championship Game? Uggs Brady and the patsies.

  53. johnelwayalwayswins

    Denver
    2011 – lost Div
    2012 – lost Div
    2013 – lost SB (thrashed really)
    2014 – lost Div

    Hmmmmmmmmm. Always?

    **********************
    Yes, always. To be clear, he is 11-0 in his career against the Pats. That is always.

  54. Pats are down to LaFell and 2 inexperienced WR’s (Keychain Martin &Chris Harper) plus emergency WR Mathew Slater, if Amendola & Dobson can’t go, and the OL is struggling to open holes in the running game because of injury and constant ofchanging of positioning, due to those injuries. I know Belichick and Brady would never use all this as an excuse, but the reality is, the Patriots are hurting and no matter how good your team is, at some point, you can’t overcome the continued losses. Everyone likes to say “next man up” until your playing with that next man 6 or 7 guys deep. The Denver D with Miller, Ware, Trevathan, Talib, Ward, Harris Jr., Marshall are very good indeed, and would test the Patriots offense, even at full strength. As a Patriot fan I’m starting to worry. It might be awhile before we’re close to full strength again. We’ll definitely make the playoffs, but we all know, anything less than making Goodell hand Brady the Lombardi will leave bad taste in our mouths. It would/will be the ultimate “F” you, when the Patriots do that, regardless of whether we lose a couple regular season games.

  55. The haters saying that the Brady and Belichick don’t give the other team their due after a win has no basis in fact. Both the head coach and QB are known for praising the opposition going into a game and after the game is played. That was especially true about the Bills game. Belichick always notes how tough division games are.

    Almost nothing the haters say about the Patriots, Belichick, and Brady is true but they keep repeating it like beating a drum as if the repetitiveness will make it true.

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