The New England Patriots’ offense underwhelmed for the third straight game this season, struggling mightily against the lowly Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon.
The Patriots offense looked sluggish and out of sync, putting up just 16 points against a team they were expected to blow out. But Tom Brady, who made his weekly appearance on “Dennis & Callahan” Monday morning, added that while the offense as a whole isn’t coming together quite yet, there is one guy he continues to find success with — Julian Edelman.
“Yeah, he’s done a good job, so that’s one,” Brady said, via WEEI.com. “We’ve got a lot of other guys on offense. There’s 22 other guys on offense. So, I’m not going to sit here and say every single guy is clicking. We’ve had one individual player that’s caught some passes. Great. Does that make a good offense? I don’t think so.”
Edelman has been carrying the Pats offense this season, finishing with 10 catches for 84 yards against the Raiders. While he continues to provide the lone source of dependability and production out of the receiving corps, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola have failed to perform as expected.
“I think that there’s not one person on our team that has good individual statistics this year,” Brady said. “If we want to look at individual statistics for running back or receiver, tight end, quarterback — our offense hasn’t been producing, so no one’s going to have good statistics. That’s just the way it is. It’s not an individual problem. It’s a collective problem by our entire offense, the reason why we’re not producing more and producing better.
“We’ve all got to figure out how to do a better job of that. It’s not one person. It’s not not singling any person out to say, wow, if this person were out, or if this person were in, or — I mean, if we had 11 people on the field that were producing like Julian Edelman, we’d have a pretty good offense. We’ve got one guy.”
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