Chris Godwin: Tom Brady “recognizes that it’s just one week”

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Six years ago this month, fans and pundits began to predict the demise of Tom Brady after a blowout loss in primetime to the Chiefs. The Patriots went on to win their first Super Bowl in a decade that same year, followed by another two years later. Followed by another two years later.

In the aftermath of Brady’s first game with a team other than the Patriots, the naysayers are saying that maybe it’s time to put Brady out to pasture. Obviously, those on the inside aren’t feeling quite as pessimistic. Including Brady himself.

“It’s turning the page,” receiver Chris Godwin told reporters regarding Brady’s reaction to the Week One loss to the Saints. “He’s obviously been through a ton of football, so he recognizes that it’s just one week. Like I said, the more we work together, the better we’ll be. We’re going to fix these little things — we’re going to be good.”

There’s no reason think things won’t improve for the Tampa offense.

“I think all of it is correctable,” Godwin said. “When you look at the tape, there’s a handful of things that we did that were just bad from a communication standpoint. All those things will get corrected as we learn from the film and as we just continue to play together, so I’m not particularly worried about any of that.”

He shouldn’t be. The Bucs drew a short straw to start the season with a trip to New Orleans. The schedule quickly gets softer. Beat the Panthers this weekend, and the vibe becomes dramatically different.

7 responses to “Chris Godwin: Tom Brady “recognizes that it’s just one week”

  1. That’s what the Browns thought after week 1 last year. They had all the off season hype only to get demolished by the Titans in the season opener. The Bucs appear to be like last year’s Browns.

  2. Exactly right. Brady was slinging it down the field with accuracy. The Saints had to commit PI multiple times to prevent big chunk plays. Yeah, those two picks were bad, but not awfully surprising for a Game 1 with a new team. I’d be concerned about Brady’s blind side, but otherwise things look pretty fixable.

    It cracks me up the way people overreact to one game. But Brady’s been through that nonsense before, so I doubt it affects him one bit. Definitely one day it will be over for Brady. I didn’t see anything on Sunday to indicate that that day has come.

  3. remizak says:
    It cracks me up the way people overreact to one game.

    Except that’s it’s not just one game.
    Teams with Tom Brady as the starting quarterback have lost three games in a row, and he threw a pick-six in each of those three losses.
    Yes, there were still some pretty nice throws on Sunday. But there were also some very bad ones — the kind he rarely used to make. Of more concern, he looked more immobile than ever Sunday, and now he’s playing behind a lesser and more poorly-coached offensive line than he had in New England.
    I’m not saying he’s done, but if you didn’t see anything to indicate that day is fast approaching then you either weren’t looking or didn’t want to see it.

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