BOSTON (CBS) – It was a tale of two halves on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots went into the locker room at the half trailing the Dolphins 17-3, but came out for the second half firing on all cylinders to win 27-17.
Unfortunately things aren’t all sunshine and lollipops.
“There’s still troubling signs up there and I would imagine that at least three-quarters of the league would love to have the problems the Patriots are having at 6-2,” WFAN and The NFL Today’s Boomer Esiason told 98.5 The Sports Hub‘s Toucher & Rich on Monday morning.
The guys got into the problems on offense and the lack of big plays being made. Boomer thinks that the issues are with quarterback Tom Brady, who threw for just 116-yards and one touchdown.
“I said yesterday on the NFL Today, I thought maybe this is a continuing theme here for the Patriots on their offense, that Tom really doesn’t have a lot of, I would say, confidence throwing the ball outside to his receivers. You saw what the Dolphins were doing yesterday, doubling Gronkowski all over the place. That means other players need to step up, and certainly the running backs did, but they’re still not right in the passing game.”
Before the game there was a lot made of Tom Brady’s throwing hand. It looks as though the hand might be swollen, but Brady shot any injury talk down after the game. But could his hand have something to do with his low numbers? How hurt could Brady be?
“I don’t want to say that I’m hopping it’s the hand, but at least I can look at the hand and say maybe that’s a reason why for the inaccurate throw and the lack of productivity in the offense.”
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Brady said that after the game his hand was fine, so maybe it’s the loss of pieces like Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead and Aaron Hernandez and the replacement parts haven’t been up to snuff.
What ever the case the team is finding way to win games.