Tom Brady Returns, Is as Awesome as Ever

Tom Brady's return from Deflategate was a winning one as the New England Patriots beat the Cleveland Browns in Ohio.

After playing 2-TE sets on roughly 30% of snaps over the first four weeks, the Patriots doubled it to nearly 60% against the Browns.

Brady wasted no time in making a statement. There's no way to cover both tight ends. As Brady said, they set up the playaction to Bennett with several outside zone calls. They also struggled moving the ball immensely, all contributing to the final discouraging result. 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. Bennett caught all three of Brady's touchdown passes and it didn't seem like anyone covered him all day. I've played with a lot of great teammates. We take you by the numbers. "We got to go back to the tape, watch it, and get better". Bennett was left with a linebacker, which was a mismatch, leaving him wide open on the first two touchdowns.

In the interview, Brady went on to talk about how the team prepared for the game, the fan support he received in Cleveland as well as the performance of Martellus Bennett. "Just go out and do the best I can every week".

Roger Goodell gave the other 31 teams a break, and they blew it. Is Brady at his best once again?

"It's been a fun week to get ready to play and be back doing what I love to do. I thought we competed well today". "He played very well". That's what Gronk does.

Yes, for the first time all year, Gronk, who has been battling a hamstring injury, and used more as a blocker since he returned in Week 3, looked more like Gronk. His 271 pass yards through two quarters were his fourth-most ever in the first half, and his highest since 2009. It was classic Gronk.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he feels better at 39 years of age than he did 10 years ago. Many had questions regarding whether or not he would go into Sunday's game and be ready for full-speed National Football League action, and he went out on the field on Sunday and looked as if he was in mid-season form. "Hard to say. I feel pretty good".

The NFL suspended Brady for four games for his role in the scheme to use improperly inflated footballs in the January 2015 AFC championship game. This was the first real look at the prolific tandem. Whatever Brady did in his workouts during the four weeks he missed clearly worked because he showed no signs of rust. It sucks. We have got to figure out a way to fix it. His coach's mantra registers when Brady speaks in public, even if it rings hollow when you see Brady in action on the field.