FOXBOROUGH – The owners of fantasy football everywhere, apparently including OJ Simpson, had to work hard to cope with the loss of Antonio Brown after the ultra-talented former All-Pro receiver was released by the Patriots last Friday night.
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The real quarterback Tom Brady had to deal with much more than that.
The New Zealand GOAT-Passer not only had to move on from his weeklong escape with Brown in South Beach A pretty touchdown tie for the duo's dominating win over the Dolphins, but essentially throughout the summer and during the first three Weeks of the regular seasonal action changed nothing.
Victory on Sunday between 30 and 1
This is in addition to the fact that Brady does not have a close final presence in the post-Gronk era, almost no contributions from the ongoing game with three wins and no conceding. I can not deal with people until the last phase of the preseason as Edelman or Josh Gordon practice.
Brady has just thrown over 300 yards on Sunday with two touchdowns to make another comfortable win. For the season, he has now completed 72 of 106 throws (67.9 percent) for 911 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a passing score of 116.5.
Despite all the changes, all the circus, all the uncertainty around him, the 42-year is his constant, productive, stable and victorious self.
"Many things you can not plan, and you just have to do the best you can and lots of moving parts, lots of guys play a lot of positions they've never been in," Brady said as he said rolled into Buffalo the following Sunday with the blows to the jets to compete against the unbeaten bills. "That's the NFL, so nobody out there suffers, there are no teams that are 'man, poor patriots." Nobody takes pity on us, we do not feel sorry for them, it's just that we go out and Sure, 3-0 is a good feeling, but for three wins, you do not get anything.We have much more to do. "
While talking about how good the Patriots offense a week ago Brown could be at the receiver depth in 2019 – Comparing to the record, Randy Moss-led's 2007 unit was the rage – things have now changed rapidly and dramatically.
The dismissal of the Brown criminal is only the most striking part of the story
Edelman's status after alleged X-rays His ribs are uncertain.Gordon, who has his own previous editions, not Brown, returns as the supposed No. 1 recipient.The line remains an influx.Vi Similarly, the current game is not comparable to the one that ended last season.
The premature talk of a crime and a 19-0 season is likely to settle down, but the goals remain the same.
In New England, where the Patriots have already completed eight AFC title games and three Super Bowls, there are no managed expectations.
The defending champions are only expected to defend their title. Heck, during a half-time ceremony on Sunday that Ty Law received its Hall of Fame ring, the former Patriots Cornerback guaranteed that a seventh Super Bowl banner would be added to the Gillette Stadium after this season.
And whoever they are, whatever they may be In previous roles, the players entering the field are expected to do the job.
"Expectations never change," said wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, on whom Brady may lean a little harder in the coming weeks. "It's the standard here, that's set, and that's a high standard." Everyone is expected to play at a high standard. "
This applies most to Brady, as it has so often happened to so many different patriot teams over the years, regardless of the caliber of his defense (which dominates this year), his weapons (which are in almost every position weekly Brady is to elevate New England to a championship level.
It's that simple. Yet it's not that easy.
The human groupings The schedules that Josh McDaniels compiles will all change, perhaps more so this season than ever before.
Stars like Brown this year or Gordon a year ago come in. Stars like Brown in This year and Gordon a year ago, go.
In the end, Brady is in the bag and in the locker room as Bill Belichick's leader in the field trying to find a way to win the week and d to meet the unshakable expectations of life as a patriot.
It's the standard that Belichick and Brady have created over two decades.
It's a standard that Brady expects to nurture and live despite all the changes.
So far, he's more than up to the challenge, even at a stage where every pass he seems to cast sets a different age-based record. If this stays the same despite all the changes, the infinite Brady legend will be extended by another chapter.
A perfect season may not be at stake anymore. Video game results and stats may be less likely than they were a week ago.
However, when Brady meets expectations for New England again, this may be one of his most impressive achievements.
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