Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 9/26/13
It was a good win. The best they’ve had this year, in fact. Certainly the most lopsided on the scoreboard. But in their victory over the 0-3 Buccaneers, the Patriots demonstrated just how far they have to go to get their passing game back to something resembling what it was a season ago. Certainly that falls on the development of the rookie receivers, and the return of Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola will obviously be important factors. In the meantime, the defense has limited three (admittedly terrible) offenses to just three touchdowns in as many games. But ultimately the Patriots are only going as far as Tom Brady can take them. He is their best player playing the most important position, and his ability to weather the incredible roster turnover around him will do more for the fortunes of this team than anything else. And so, after training camp, a full preseason schedule, two regular season games and 10 days off to prepare, … Brady was terrible. Okay, perhaps ‘terrible’ is a strong
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