...I have to say, so far this is the most reasonable account of Tom Brady's play thus far this season. I am completely amazed by the comments from the media and ESPECIALLY the fans that are completely throwing Brady under that damned bus. _____________________________________________ RRM: The media made a big issue of Bradyâ€™s demeanor each time he left the field after an unsuccessful series. His head was down and his shoulders were slumped, as if he was personally taking the responsibility for the failure of his offense. Is that how you saw it as well? SG: I think they are reading way too much into that. Bradyâ€™s the kind of kid that when things arenâ€™t going well when heâ€™s going off the field with his head down heâ€™s thinking about whatâ€™s taking place and what he needs to do. That entire issue is way overblown. Many of the TV media people were saying that he was missing a lot of his throws and had a bad game and man, I didnâ€™t see that at all! When you throw for 300 yards and you have to throw it 55 times youâ€™re making a lot of your throws. Whatâ€™s happening out there right now isnâ€™t his fault and he knows that, but he is such a competitor he wants to get his offense going. Right now Bradyâ€™s getting a lot of pressure in his face and the first two weeks they had a running game that took some of the pressure off the passing game (although he was still getting hit a lot). He got hit a lot Sunday night, and this time there was no running game (only 50 yards rushing). When youâ€™re throwing 55 times a night and you are getting knocked down on half of them it rattles your aim a little bit, and to be honest with you they just arenâ€™t getting guys wide open as they have in the past. They definitely have a lot of work to do. RRM: John Madden pointed out that Tom Brady is only the third quarterback in NFL history to lead the league in passing and not have his two top receivers return the following season. As a quarterback, is it that crucial an issue? SG: I think it is. I think Tom Brady is still trying to find himself with these new guys. I thought the rookie Chad Jackson being out with that bad hamstring hurt them, because it looked like they had a little something going last week and now heâ€™s out again. Doug Gabriel had a nice home debut grabbing four balls on that scoring drive, so maybe thatâ€™s a combination that can become something in time. It just takes time for any quarterback to get used to working with a new receiver, and Brady is trying to get used to a whole bunch of them. But the timing isnâ€™t there right now because they havenâ€™t worked together that long and it is not an easy task, believe me.