In fact, Belichick was lightning quick to remind the rest of the world that the offense didn't look so peachy for a large portion of the game.
Tom Brady's return has restored a sense of normalcy to the New England Patriots.
Brady wasn't hit too many times Sunday.
Chris Hogan caught four passes for 114 yards and Rob Gronkowski had five catches for 109 yards for New England.
Brady wasted no time in making a statement.
Tight end duo is best in NFLPatriots tight end Martellus Bennett (88) celebrates after scoring one of his three touchdowns on the evening. Bills coach Rex Ryan was one of the first to say he had "no idea" how he would be able to defend Gronk and Bennett. And the Browns are chasing everyone these days given the fact that they are the lone winless team in the league. The biggest pass of the drive came on third down as Brady connected with Gronkowski for a 34-yard gain at the 2-yard line. Brady completed passes to seven different receivers in the game and all of the touchdown passes were caught by Bennett, acquired by the Patriots after a trade with the Chicago Bears.
"I didn't probably have as much time as I would have wanted to in the preseason, but that was a product of a lot of things". Someday, we are going to have that here. Now, teams cannot afford to put all of their attention on Gronkowski, as Bennett has shown that he is nearly as much trouble if he gets the ball. Bennett was left with a linebacker, which was a mismatch, leaving him wide open on the first two touchdowns.
"That's why it's a team game", he said. "I'll know more in the next couple of days and just see how it feels".
Roger Goodell gave the other 31 teams a break, and they blew it.
And Brady is at his best when he's finding the open guy, and in this offense, it sure looks like he'll have plenty from which to choose. "I'm very excited for him. I think that's the most important thing". That's what Gronk does. But I want to play for a long time, maybe 10 more years.
Brady even dropped a cross between a half-hearted dab and a first-down signal after a run. It was classic Gronk. "I can do better in a lot of areas", Brady said. I have a job to do, and there is no point in looking back at anything, whether we won Super Bowls or lost championship games. "It feels great being back out there with the boys and doing what I have to do to help the team". This was his first game back due to his highly publicized four-game suspension for his part in Deflategate.
Tom Brady is officially back for the New England Patriots, and they could not be happier about it. "He gets them the ball a lot. It's just fun to run out and play".