Brady’s blindside blocker, Logan Mankins, sat out for the first half of the season. On top of that, former starting RB Laurence Maroney and former favorite target Randy Moss were both traded. Still, Brady didn’t skip a beat, hanging in the pocket and racking up points.
The majority of the Pats secondary has just a couple of years’ experience. Of course, they were thrown on a lot — and gave up their fair share of yards. It was clear early this season the Pats would have to win because of their offense. Fourteen victories later, it’s safe to say Brady picked up the slack quite well.
Let’s face it: Any NFL player would love to line up next to Brady. Take Deion Branch, for example. You didn’t hear much about him in Seattle, but playing with Brady turned him into the Branch of old. And about the two rookie TEs, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez?
Stats don’t lie
Need one last reason? Maybe this will help: 3,900 passing yards, a league-leading 36 touchdowns, four interceptions and a 111.0 passer rating. Most impressive??Brady went an NFL-record 335 pass attempts without throwing a pick, and led the highest-scoring offense in the NFL.