It is impossible not to marvel at how Tom Brady has begun his 2021 season.
That said, his quarterback coach wants the brakes pumped just a tad.
Brady is off to a simply stellar pace this season, throwing nine touchdown passes in just two weeks heading into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. In a vacuum, that is an impressive start, but even more so considering Brady is now in his age-44 season.
The hot start is unsurprising to Clyde Christensen, but he wants to make one thing clear: The pass-catchers sure have been doing their jobs quite well.
“I’m not surprised. No, I?m not. He just had a good camp,” Christensen said Friday, via a team-provided transcript. “Same thing — he just continues with improvement because he started a little bit behind time because of the rehab and stuff. So, he’s a little bit behind, but he really practiced well. I’m not surprised as much as everyone else. It’s a unit statistic as much as anything. The receiving corps has made a bunch of big plays for him and gets open. They’re hard to get doubles on just one guy just because there are so many weapons. I do think it’s much bigger than just Tom.”
The Rams matchup will pose a tough test for Brady and Co., if for no other reason than the Bucs could be short a wideout in Antonio Brown, which would have Scotty Miller in line for a healthy target share.