Time To Downgrade Patriots QB Tom Brady?

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Poor Tom Brady. The guy is so good but I’m starting to think a downgrade in his ranking is just around the corner. Captain Brady is still no doubt one of the best quarterbacks in the game but it’s his supporting cast that has been making headlines during the offseason.

You, by now, know all about their star tight end Rob Gronkowski who has been hampered by multiple injuries that have left his availability for the beginning of the year in question. His latest back surgery could send him to the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. That’s one strike against Brady.

His favorite target from the past six seasons, Wes Welker, has a new team out in Denver. Strike two.

And the latest from the Patriots is that Aaron Hernandez is being investigated for a possible connection to a homicide that occurred less than a mile from his home. A rental car that was located close to the crime scene had been rented in Hernandez’s name. The victim, Odin Lloyd, was the boyfriend of Aaron’s girlfriends sister. And the absolute latest info comes from FOX 25 out of Boston, that a local authority said, “Hernandez appears to be directly tied to the homicide.” Strike three.

The more and more that comes out about the investigation into Hernandez and this homicide, the clearer it gets that somehow he was involved. Even if he wasn’t the actual person to do the deed, he knew or had knowledge of the situation. It’s not uncommon for players to have legal troubles but this case could go into O.J. Simpson territory. Or maybe I’m jumping the gun a little. It could just be that I watch way too much Law & Order.

Or maybe I’m not. This just in from ABC News, information that Aaron destroyed his home security system… not sure why… oh you say that the security system contained video surveillance footage… this is really not looking good.

To finish with a discussion about the Captain. What if Brady’s new #1, Danny Amendola, goes down with a predictable injury? He could be left with Jake Ballard, Michael Jenkins and Aaron Dobson as his go-to targets. While I’m sure that Brady would still produce at a high level it couldn’t possibly match what we’re used to. Ballard would immediately be start-able in all formats but he’s not Gronk or Hernandez. And with the QB position so deep this year, is it worth taking Brady if his team is a bunch of question marks? I’ve always had Tom as a top-tier QB, but maybe just maybe this year he NEEDS to be on the second tier.

Or maybe I’m jumping the gun…

You let me know.

 

  • Larissa Garcia

    I won’t give up on Tom Brady just yet! I believe he has two more strong years of his skills and knowlege along with his talents to continue to shape the NE team. With Belichick working with Brady side by side coming up with new Strategies. I believe the PATS will again have a successful year. I’m a strong believer that when adversites hits you in all direction at some point you get weak or weary. But you don’t lose Hope or Faith! In Yourself, your Family, your Coaches, your Teammates, Pats fans. But most of all GOD! This year 2013 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS will WIN the SUPER BOWL! Why? I call it FAVOR……Look at what their state alone went through the Massachusettes bombing which affected and sadden everyones Heart. Wes Welker which was a shocker and losing him to Denver. Our two TE Gronks injuries and Hernandez being investigated to a homicide. Lets not forget about T- bow……which I’m betting he will be very active and helpful to our Pats team. Brady will work close with all of his new teammates and T-bow in the next two years before he desides to retire from the Patriots. Believe me he will teach everyone of them well. The media loves to bring negative news and overly exaggerate on people personal business. I’m a Big Brady fan…….his one of my favorite,Bad ass, Handsome, all time QB’S. Besides Drew Bledsoe, and Joe Montanna. I Love being a True Patriot fan! They derserve a Super Bowl title and are due for one. NE PATS are the best team this year and in history. Awesome and talented players, coaches,owner, fans and they haveTom Brady!

    (P.S) The trageties or challenges I shared is about my team and state in what they have gone through this year. Not to disrespect or offend any other state that gone through crisis and trageties also.

    Love & Aloha

    #1 Fan Larissa Garcia

    • Fantasy Football Junkie

      Larissa,
      First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to write a comment on our site. Second, you are most obviously one of the biggest die-hard Patriots fans I have met on the internet.

      While I respect your opinion that the Patriots will win the SuperBowl this season, I was merely looking at it from a fantasy perspective. No matter what happens to the players around him, I believe Tom Brady to be one of the best in the game. He could lose his entire crew of receivers and start fresh with second teamers and still find a way to win. I’m sure of it.

      But from a pure fantasy perspective, his numbers are probably going to come down a notch this year. Especially if Amendola gets hurt, which almost seems like an inevitability.

      Welcome to the site, we hope to see you in the comments again!

      FFJ

    • Danny

      If you actually think the Pats will win the Super Bowl, you’re out of your mind.

  • Hammeltime

    Lets not forget the headlines of Tom brady shooting out the windows of the paparazzi car at his wedding..lol. Tom is an amazing QB but this team can’t seem to stay out of the headlines for off-field incidences.. Is this why they brought on tebow? Lol..

    But it will definitely be interesting to watch the Patriots this season. I have no doubt that Bill and Tom will still have this team in the playoffs despite all the controversy.

    • Fantasy Football Junkie

      I agree Hammeltime, I see them in the playoffs for sure.