Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/16/14

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms ups against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
There have been quite a few horrible receivers or it’s probably more appropriately to say horrible receiving performances. But the masterpiece in poor receiver play that the Patriots receivers put together last night has to rank near the top. Tom Brady hit those guys everywhere except the bottom of their feet and they struggled mightily to make plays. The receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompson were targeted 17 times, but only had five receptions. This is when they had balls hitting them directly in the hands, some for touchdowns. The New England receivers gave one of the poorest receiver showings in a long time. Poor, poor Tom Brady. Yes we’ve heard it all before, ‘No name receivers allows Brady to spread the ball more’ or ‘Tom Brady won Super Bowls when he had no name receivers.’ That is all true but one thing he didn’t have to do is win games with ‘terrible’ receivers. Those David Pattens, Ernest Givens, Troy Browns weren’t names but they were solid ballplayers. It’s fine to...
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