New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady endured a frustrating game against the New York Jets, winning 13-10 while dealing with unproven receivers who clearly aren't on the same page with the future Hall of Fame passer.
Brady didn't hide his anger when Aaron Dobson dropped one of his three passes and yelled when Kenbrell Thompkins didn't make a catch. Dobson caught just three passes of the 10 thrown in his direction.
“I think I have to do a better job with my body language,” Brady said. “I definitely can improve that. I wouldn't say it's a real strong point of mine right now.”
Brady had his most success throwing to Julian Edelman, who caught 13 passes for 78 yards while being targeted 18 times. Dobson caught a touchdown pass
With tight end Rob Gronkowski still sidelined after offseason back and forearm surgeries, Brady threw just one pass to a tight end for no receptions.
Brady went 19 for 39 for 185 yards, a 48.7 completion percentage.
“Well, we have a long way to go,” Brady said. “No one's coming to rescue and save the day, so we've got to fight through it and got to work harder.”
The Patriots have faith in Edelman.
“He's a tough kid,” coach Bill Belichick said. “I thought he made a couple of tough catches out there in the second half, had to take the ball away from his body in the rain and all that.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.