The New England Patriots are 3-2 five games into the 2009 season. In a year filled with high hopes and aspirations of grandeur, there haven't been many signs to validate either.á Oddly enough, the biggest reason for continued hope moving forward is the same reason they aren't by themselves atop the AFC East as of this writing: Tom Brady has not played like himself.á He's been serviceable at best.á Slightly above average, but not consistent enough to call great, or even very good. He's routinely missed on throws that were routine two years ago, he hasn't shown his patented knack for the clutch play, or game-winning drive, and he clearly isn't on the same page as his receivers. Yet. That's the operative word. Yet. He showed flashes during the opening game of the season against Buffalo.á ...
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