New England goes to want to search out some factors to beat the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs subsequent weekend, however quarterback Tom Brady want to hush the panic over the Patriots’ scattershot offense.
FILE PHOTO: Nov 17, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) in a sport in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Monetary Area. Necessary Credit score: Invoice Streicher-USA TODAY Sports activities
A loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday evening dropped the Patriots to 10-2.
“We’re not 2-10, we’re 10-2,” Brady stated in a radio interview Monday with WEEI in Boston.
“I do know there are very excessive expectations, as there are for us. I feel the expectations for our group are sometimes at a really, very, very excessive stage. I perceive that. However on the identical time I feel there are real looking expectations with our circumstances and incorporating completely different parts and gamers and accidents.
“We’re simply making an attempt to do the very best we are able to do. We now have our complete season forward of us, and we’ve to study from the issues we did final evening and attempt to go on the market and get a very powerful win in opposition to KC and see if we are able to get again to profitable.”
With out Rob Gronkowski (retirement) and having launched Josh Gordon following Antonio Brown’s transient stint with the group, the Patriots receiver corps has been a piece in progress. Rookie N’Keal Harry is being pushed right into a outstanding function of late, however spent the primary two months of the season on injured reserve. Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett have been Brady’s main receivers this season. Mohamed Sanu, acquired by way of commerce from the Atlanta Falcons, hasn’t been totally wholesome for the reason that deal in October.
“A quarterback’s duty is to attempt to lead and inspire. We’re usually the voice of quite a lot of conditions, as a result of first we’re calling the performs within the huddle. And we’ve quite a lot of data from the coaches and coordinators on what we’re making an attempt to do. We’re making an attempt to inspire individuals and get individuals to play their finest,” Brady stated.
Brady has 18 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 2019. However his passer score of 88.2 is nicely off of his profession mark of 97.1. He accomplished solely 51.1 % of his passes in opposition to the Texans and was sacked 3 times, with an interception — on a slant supposed for Harry — that resulted in a Houston landing. Brady stated after the sport the Patriots “didn’t deserve” the win.
“Guys are attempting. I’ve no downside (with effort),” Brady stated.
“It’s not like we haven’t handled losses earlier than,” he stated within the radio interview. “I feel quite a lot of it’s about psychological toughness and realizing that while you don’t play nicely, you’re not purported to win. You’re not purported to win while you put lower than your finest on the market. Generally you get away with it. A lot of the occasions you don’t. I don’t assume anybody is feeling sorry for us. We’re not feeling sorry for us. We’re going to attempt to have an important week of preparation and see if we are able to get again to profitable.”
The Patriots host the Chiefs (Eight-Four) on Sunday in a rematch of final season’s AFC championship sport.
—Area Stage Media