However, the interception he threw felt reminiscent to me of the pick against the Jets in the first quarter of last year's playoff game, in that it was seemingly completely unforced and the ball just inexplicably got away from him. I'm not necessarily concerned about the pick, because all great QBs throw picks. However, on the next series, Brady seemed hesitant and a bit jittery to me. He wasn't very confident in his reads, and almost got picked again.
In last year's playoff game, it seemed like the pick really jolted his confidence, and the offense struggled to get on track. On Saturday night, the good news is that the offense got back on track after one more bad series.
Hopefully the jitters were caused by having lost a couple recent playoff games, and it certainly felt like the Pats got over that hump on Saturday night. But I have to admit that after the interception and the following series, I was legitimately worried about the offense going into a funk. It seems like Brady puts so much pressure on himself, and that he is taking these playoff games so seriously that he gets a little tight at times, since he knows he only has so many more shots at a title.
Am I overreacting to a couple bad series, or was/is there some reason for concern?
Edited by tims4wins, 16 January 2012 - 10:08 AM.