What’s there left to say about Tom Brady? Myles Jack might have figured it out, or at least closed the argument for trying to find new things to say about the Patriots quarterback after he led the Pats back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit.
“It’s hard to describe it. On one end, you’re like, ‘We could have won the game.’ On the other end, ‘Tom Brady is Tom Brady, and you just got Tom Brady’d again,'” Jack said after the game.
Most of the Jaguars defenders echoed that sentiment; how could you not after seeing what Brady did against the Jags? In the final two minutes of the second quarter, Brady waltzed the Patriots down the field — with 47 penalty yards thrown in to help — and led the Pats to a touchdown that cut the Jaguars’ lead to 14-10. When he got the ball in that situation, you knew the Patriots were scoring. And the same is held true for the Pats getting the ball back, down 20-17, with less than five minutes remaining.
He has matured into a quality pass-protector who wins with length and footwork, which NFL teams will love.
The Chiefs traded up a long way — 17 spots — to get Mahomes, and it was costly. It remains to be seen if he will be worth it. But, unlike with the Bears, there is a clear and sensible QB plan in place here. Alex Smith is the starter for now. Mahomes will sit and learn and wait for a season or two. Then he’ll get his chance.
National anthem demonstrations were again a theme Sunday, with NFL owners and NFL Players Association representatives set to consider this week how to channel the activism and passions shown by those who take a knee or link arms into community action.
They’ll seek to find a balance that pleases fans and players alike rather than issuing a mandate as they consider whether to alter the game-day guidelines that say players “should” stand for the anthem to something stronger.