i'm starting to wonder whether TB made the ENTIRE patriots team (offense, special teams and defense) look better than it really was. I realize he doesn't play D or special teams, but a team with this much talent should not play as badly as we did. Consider: 1. Brady's ability to avoid sacks and make quick passes makes the offensive line look better. without him, the oline looks average (see brady high ankle sprain and super bowl 42 for proof). 2. brady makes the defense play more confident knowing that if they stuff the other team brady has the ability to score a lot of points. 3. randy actually trying or making a block it just seems like the whole team has given up on the season, including the coaching staff (except mcdaniels). if we go 4-12 this year, it will just add to Brady's legacy as one of the top 2 or 3 QBs of all time. How can you go 16-0 and not know what you are doing the following season? I thought the D would at least step up. If this were really a good "team," then we should be able to put someone in brady's place and continue to play well. Did brady's superb playing cover up the holes on the rest of the team?