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's dealing with Thursday night.
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His game against the New York Jets has been plagued with a limited offensive talent pool, considering the litany of personnel losses the Patriots have suffered, and Brady's patience doesn't appear to be his strong suit.
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. 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.
That said, when Julian Edelman is your most reliable receiver, you can see why Brady might be mad. He was only 11-of-24 passing, but for a respectable 136 yards and a score.
Come back soon, Gronk!