"That's how football is, it's a game of tom brady elite jersey emotion," he said. "And once the emotion wears off, you try to take a clinical analysis of what really happened, so you have to take the emotion out of it at some point. It's hard to take the emotion out of it in the first quarter of a football game -- football is an emotional game. We all have our ups and downs, and we've all developed enough trust in each other where whatever happens on game day happens. That's just -- afterward, you have to figure out the reasons why we're not executing well."
Although Thursday night didn't yield the points and production Brady was hopeful for, he remains steadfast in his confidence in the rookie wide receivers.
"And like I said, it's the quarterback position, too, I'm not making all the right plays, either," he said. "It's not like the rookie receivers are messing up all the time. No, not at all. Look, I've really been able to count on those guys. They've done an incredible job with what they've been asked to do. We've got to improve in all aspects of our offense, and that will hopefully remove the burden that has fallen on the receivers right now."
The burden will be lifted in part once tight end Rob Gronkowski returns, which could happen as soon as Week 3 or 4 and is something Brady would welcome. He compared Gronkowski's absence to a baseball team losing its ace pitcher.
"He's a great player and he helps in the run game and the pass game, provides a level of toughness for our team, and he's been a really consistent player when he's been out there, so it's really -- it's hard to replace him, there's only one Gronk," he said. "I know he's working his butt off to get back, and every time I see him he's got a great attitude about his rehabilitation and what he's going through to get back stevan ridley jersey on the field."
The Patriots played Thursday without top receiver Danny Amendola (groin, hip), Gronkowski (hip, forearms) and top receiving back Shane Vereen (wrist). Amendola reportedly has torn adductor muscles in his hip and has received conflicting information from doctors on whether he also has a sports hernia. Vereen has been put on injured reserve with a designation for a possible return later this season.
Asked Monday if Amendola was more in the week-to-week category than day-to-day, coach Bill Belichick said: "I'd say all of our players are day-to-day, other than obviously Vereen. The rest of them we'll take it day to day."
Amendola was present at the start of the team's practice on Monday, but he was noticeably limited and moved gingerly as he ran routes.
Appearing Monday morning in a Lincoln, Neb., courtroom, New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard admitted he violated the terms of his probation tied to his felony assault sentence in a DUI arrest over the summer.
Dennard, who will serve a 30-day Men's Nike New England Patriots 12 Tom Brady Elite White NFL Jersey jail sentence next March for assaulting a police officer, will have a sentencing hearing Dec. 5 to determine whether he will serve additional time behind bars for the probation violation. He is free on probation until that hearing, meaning his availability to the Patriots is unaffected.
His next court date for the DUI charge is scheduled for Oct. 8, just before the Patriots' Week 5 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
According to reports out of Nebraska, Dennard said he had two beers and drove his girlfriend's car 4Ã�Â½ hours later, when he was arrested July 11 on suspicion of DUI. He also said he struggled to say the alphabet backwards when an officer asked him to do so.
"I have a hard time doing that right now," Dennard said Safari siebzehn, ach komm! , according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Prosecutors alleged that Dennard was pulled over because his car was straddling the center line in the road and that the cornerback would not properly blow into a breathalyzer. Police said they were able to get a partial sample of a .107 blood-alcohol level, which is above the legal limit of .08.
Dennard received two years' probation and the 30-day delayed sentence after being convicted of felony assault of a police officer during an April 2012 incident in Lincoln.
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