Tom Brady takes blame for Patriots offensive struggles

Sep 22, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) speaks to quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots offense hasn’t been the prolific unit that we are used to seeing and many have pointed the finger at the team’s young and inexperienced wide receivers. Tom Brady has been visibly frustrated throughout the first few weeks of the season as the team has had obvious struggles in the red zone.

While Brady could take the easy way out and blame his wide receivers, the veteran has shown his leadership skills and shouldered the responsibility.

Brady has simply said that he needs to do a better job and that he is the main reason that the team has been failing to light up the scoreboard.

“I think throwing an interception right to a strong safety last week doesn’t help,” Brady said, via Pro Football Talk. “Especially two plays before, I had a wide open guy. I think plays like that are more the problem. I have to a good job finding the open guys, guys that are running free and then hit them. That will help our red zone offense more than anything.

“We’ve definitely left some points on the board, just poor execution. I’ve been one of the main culprits. Hopefully I try to improve that. You have to get down there and score points. Especially when you play good teams, you can’t leave points out there. Like last week, we had a great opportunity for seven points. Not only did we not get seven, we didn’t get any. You have to be able to capitalize on scoring opportunities.”

To be fair to Brady, he is without all of his top receivers from a season ago.

From injuries to murder charges to free agency, the Patriots weapons have evaporated in to thin air. The good news is that tight end Rob Gronkowski seems to be rapidly progressing and he could soon see the field.

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