Have you been watching the Patriots this year? They got spanked and embarrassed by the Browns and Tom Brady took this drubbing seriously. All season, the Patriots have been playing well enough to squeak by their opponents. They have been playing uninspired football and have somehow gotten to the top of their division (OK, the hated Jets have the tiebreaker for the moment).
Brady was like a man possessed against the Steelers. He turned on a switch that I am glad that he still has in his arsenal. Anyone can give the old fist-pump after a good play, but that was the extent of the Patriot’s fire up until Sunday night against the Steelers. The Pats missed a first down on a third down try – they ran the ball and did not come close. Coming off the field after this play, Brady had a wild look in his eyes and it seemed like no one was safe. The offensive unit got an earful, probably the coaching staff too. I think that I could lip read Brady yelling, ” We’re the Patriots…..”, I couldn’t get the rest – but whatever he said – his team got the message. Brady and the Pats offense took apart the Steelers defense and the defense was able to take care of Big Ben.
Did you see the 4 yard quarterback sneak by Brady for a touchdown. He backed up his words and his end zone spike was the exclamation point for the game. See you next week Colts, don’t let Brady get mad – You won’t like what happens if you do……..