Tom Brady: I need to improve my body language
- By Gregg Rosenthal
- Around The League Editor
- Published: Sept. 13, 2013 at 12:54 a.m.
- Updated: Sept. 13, 2013 at 03:43 a.m.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' offense looked rough around the edges in the season opener. And then a cavalcade of injuries hit.
It's no surprise, then, that things looked even uglier in a Week 2 win on Thursday night against the New York Jets. Patriots rookie receiver Aaron Dobson caught a case of the drops and ran the wrong route a few times. Kenbrell Thompkins and Brady didn't appear to be on the same page. Brady had no one else to throw the ball to other than Julian Edelman, who had 18 targets on the night. (And Edelman drew Brady's ire as well in the video above.)
NFL Media's Michael Irvin was highly critical of Brady, who was demonstrative on the field and on the sideline. Irvin, a Hall of Fame wide receiver, said Brady should be more supportive of his wideouts, and the quarterback agreed with the sentiment.
"I've got to do a better job with my body language," Brady said after the game. "I can definitely improve on that. I wouldn't say that's a real strong point of mine right now."
We haven't seen Brady that upset in a game for a while. (Unless it was at his offensive coordinator.)
After the emotions of the Patriots' 13-10 win were gone, Brady went out of his way to say that his young receivers are "good kids" who are trying hard. New England just finished two games in five days to start the season, and found a way to get to 2-0 in the AFC East despite the problems. The Patriots are the rare organization that can win while it figures things out.
"We have a long way to go, so no one is coming to rescue and save the day," Brady said.