Borges: Tom Brady’s bellows part of the game
Ive really been able to count on those guys. Theyve done an incredible job for what theyve been asked to do. Weve got to improve in all aspects of our offense, and that will hopefully remove some of the burden that is falling on the receivers right now. Still, it’s obvious Brady is not fully satisfied. Lloyd caught 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns for the Patriots last season.
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Somebodys going to get yelled at. To which I say, good. Pro football is one of the last places where if you dont do your job, you hear about it, which actually might lead to positive change. That doesnt mean Brady has the right to holler every time theres a mistake, because he makes them too. Generally he doesnt shout when someone drops a pass because he understands physical mistakes happen, and he seldom hollers when he gets sacked. What he hollers about are the things likely to get you beat: mental mistakes.
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Tom Brady doesn’t throw red zone interceptions a lot. In fact, when Mark Barron intercepted one of Brady’s throws in the end zone, it was his first regular season red zone pick since Week 14 of the 2011 season. This did not please Tom Brady. He should chill out: the Patriots are wrecking the Bucs 20-3. Forgot password?
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Thompkins, an undrafted free agent, scored on plays of 16 and 5 yards, while Aaron Dobson, a second-round draft pick, finished with seven catches for 52 yards for the Patriots (3-0). The Patriots led 17-3 at halftime as the Buccaneers (0-3) wasted several opportunities. They turned the ball over twice on downs, Rian Lindell missed a 38-yard field goal attempt before making a 30-yarder and Josh Freeman threw an interception to former Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib with 11 seconds left in the first half. Three plays later, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 53-yard field goal on the final play of the half.
The Patriots (3-0) have allowed just 34 points this season, but haven’t played a top quarterback. They faced rookies EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills and Geno Smith of the New York Jets before going against Freeman, who entered the game with a completion rate of 45.3 percent, the worst in the NFL. He had another bad game Sunday, completing 19 of 41 passes for 236 yards. The Patriots held Doug Martin, who rushed for 144 yards a week earlier, to 88 yards on 20 carries. The Bucs lost their first two games by a total of three points on a field goal with 2 seconds left and another as time expired. They were out of Sunday’s game much earlier despite a slow start by the Patriots. New England punted on its first three series as it continued to struggle without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who hasn’t played this season while recovering from forearm and back surgery, and wide receiver Danny Amendola, out the past two games with a groin injury after catching 10 passes in the opener.
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But youve just got to put the work in, and youve got to put the time in, and weve been doing certainly a lot of that. I cant remember a year where we spent as much time together as weve spent since the spring, and its going to pay off at some point. Like I said after the game, hopefully the burden of our offense doesnt fall on one position, and it cant fall on just the receiver position or just the tight end position or just the quarterback position. Its the whole offense, and theres 11 players that have to contribute, and whoevers out there has to be able to do their job. Each player were trying to attack something differently, and when your number is called you have to be prepared, you have to be able to make the plays. Thats why youre on the team, to help us win games, and the more guys that we have that are capable of doing that, the better offense were going to be. The Bucs defense wont make it easy on New England, Brady noted. Its a very good defense, he said.