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Tom Brady says he needs to improve, not just young receivers

Patriots quarterback was incensed at mistakes against Jets Aaron Wilson

Print This September 16, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was visibly upset with his young receivers during a win over the New York Jets.

The Patriots' offense has struggled generally, ranking 22nd in total offense, 21st in passing offense.

And receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins have all had issues bringing in passes, but Brady said it's not just on them.

"I’m not making all the right plays, either," Brady told WEEI radio. "It’s not like the rookie receivers are messing up all the time -- no, not at all. Look, I’ve been really able to count on those guys. They’ve done an incredible job. I think we’ve got to improve in all aspects of our offense, and that will hopefully remove some of the burden that is fallen on the receivers right now. We have a lot of veteran players that aren’t playing right now, too, that if they were playing, the burden would be spread around to different guys who have actually been able to, would shoulder a lot of that responsibility that’s now fallen on the younger players.

"And the younger players are doing a great job. They’re working really hard. Their attitude is great. It’s been fun to work with them. Hopefully it all pays off in November and December when if we can ever get to a point where we have a lot of our guys back and healthy and playing really well."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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