Tom Brady, QB
This may very well become known as the “On to Kansas City” game.
There has been much talk about Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense being not good enough after their Sunday night loss to the Houston Texans.
It was mostly the lack of separation by the receivers and Brady’s body language that told the tale. Going up against a defensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo who has had success against him in the past, Brady knows there will be a challenge ahead of him if he is to get this offense on track and clicking.
"“Yeah, they have a lot of playmakers,” Brady said, via Patriots.com. “They’ve added a lot of guys that are making a lot of plays for them: Frank Clark, Tyrann Matheiu. They’ve had guys that are there: [Daniel] Sorenson, [Bashaud] Breeland’s a good player, [Charvarius] Ward’s a good player – he was there last year. So, I’ve got a lot of respect for this defense. They make you earn it and they’re very talented. They’ve got a great football team.”"
In this game, Tom Brady really has to see the field well and limit bad throws that may lead to turnovers. He has to trust his receivers and not try to force the ball to Julian Edelman or Mohamed Sanu too much.
To take some pressure off Brady, the New England Patriots will definitely attempt to establish the run. If it is not working early, they will have to stick with it to get some kind of flow going with their running backs. Get the run going and that will lead to playaction.
With all the talk about Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs offense, don’t be surprised if it is Tom Brady and the Patriot offense that comes out gunning.