He did play the worst football of his career. Td/int ratio is not the entirety of qb play.You said he played the worst football of his career in the second half of the season... his first and second half TD/INT numbers were comparable. Did you actually break down all of his second halves throughout his career? Seems to me you'd have to if you're going to make such a definitive statement.
Was he nursing injuries? You're implying he skipped practices because he was eyeballing the next chapter of his career (in Miami). Which is ridiculous. I'm sure he missed practices because the team was managing his reps while he recovered from various injuries. Sort of like what is done for every player on every team for every season.
Did Brady give them the lead late in the fourth quarter or not? Yes he did. Did the defense fail to stop Fitzpatrick or not? Yes they failed. Did they not sit on 3 timeouts with a minute left in the first half of a tied game? Yes they did... and I'm still waiting for an explanation for this.
The pick six happened from the NE1 with 15 seconds left in the game. It was merely salt in the wound. The story of that game was Derrick Henry's 182 rushing yards against the league's supposed top ranked defense.
And you should go with your initial impression because it's a far more plausible explanation.
I'm pointing out a fact. The calendar turns to December and they suck for 3 years running.
I'm not hurt at all. This bothers me 0%. I don't think Brady's conversations with Miami were of any consequence whatsoever to the 2019 season, which is all that matters to me. He didn't even seriously entertain signing with Miami at that time... he signed with Tampa Bay after having had no serious contract negotiations with Miami. I don't know where you're going with the "moral superiority" bit but my appreciation for Brady has nothing to do with his morals. He's the greatest player of all-time who brought two decades of superiority on the field.
This situation is merely an opportunity for Brady's detractors, which shamefully is a portion of the Patriots fanbase after everything he did for the franchise, to ridicule him with fake outrage.
Here are his last 8 games of 2019
1730. 5.86 ypa
216 pass yards per game
Passer rating 78.21
Team lost 4 of 8
Scored 17 or less in 4 of 8
Feel free to show me an 8 game stretch ever where he was worse.
As I said, the worst football of his career.
I expect that Tom Brady wouldn’t throw a pick 6 and have his team in position to lose the game on a late drive against a 4-11 team. You seem to feel Brady’s career was about playing really close games against bad teams and leaving it to the defense to pull it out. Not sure what you’ve been watching.
Of course you are hurt and of course you are fighting to defend Tom Brady’s moral character. Otherwise you wouldn’t care. Like me you would say Brady is the GOAT, my favorite player ever, gave me as a fan way more than I ever expected but gave up on this team in 2019 and that’s a shame, but it’s who he is. Or who he became. Too many people had his ear and changed him from the gym rat, hardest working, team first, do whatever it takes to win guy, to a guy who “feelings” and “appreciation” and being coached like a diva mattered more to. It’s clear that he listened to the detractors, took offense to not being deified and lost his drive. His comments during that season make it obvious.
I don’t care really. He could have played left handed that season and he would still be miles and miles ahead of anyone else, but ignoring the truth is kinda silly and immature.