You can feel for Tom Brady. Just a little bit, anyway.
For a man whom former New England Patriot and current NFL Network commentator Willie McGinest called "irritatingly demanding," Brady is not used to what he dealt with Thursday night.
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His game against the New York Jets was plagued with a limited offensive talent pool, considering the litany of personnel losses the Patriots have suffered, and Brady's patience didn't appear to be his strong suit as New England slid by New York 13-10.
First, after Brady missed Aaron Dobson on a third-and-5 with just over five minutes left in the second quarter, the quarterback looked, um, nonplussed.
Mind you, Brady already had watched Dobson drop two passes and run the wrong route in the end zone, wiping out all the good feelings from Dobson's first-NFL-play touchdown. (Well, we assume Dobson erred because, you know, Brady has been to five Super Bowls and stuff.)
Then, when Brady got back to the sideline, he let loose even more, as you can see in the GIF at the top of this post. Any lip readers out there?
Do we rip Brady for this at all? If it was Jay Cutler, he'd be called a terrible leader. Resumes aside, you have to mention the way certain quarterbacks are treated is not exactly equal.
"I think I have to do a better job with my body language, and I definitely can improve that," Brady said after the game. "I wouldn't say it's a real strong point of mine right now."
That said, when Julian Edelman is your most reliable receiver, you can see why Brady might be mad. He finished the game 19-of-39 passing for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Come back soon, Gronk!
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