Brady said it would help if the Patriots could take command in a game, rather than having to battle back into contention or struggle to hold a lead, as has been the case thus far this season.
Brady missed practice on Tuesday for the first time all season, but is expected to play against the New York Jets on Sunday, October 15.
Amendola hadn't played that many offensive snaps in a game since December 6, 2015, in a 35-28 loss to the Eagles. Brady has already been sacked 16 times this season - that's one more sack than he had in 12 games past year. Without him behind center this year, the Patriots are likely staring at one or two wins...maybe. "We all want to do a better job, we all want to play better". He has thrown for 11 touchdowns with one interception and another pick-6 that was officially ruled a fumble. Compare that to Jets quarterback Josh McCown, who is off to a great start in his own right, with 1,020 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. He's also taken 32 QB hits according to ESPN. That's how good Brady has been.
Last week, the quarterback was sacked another three times and was hit several more.
Brady reportedly suffered the sprain when sacked by Carolina's Julius Peppers two games ago, and the injury was aggravated during last Thursday's game at Tampa Bay. We've got to do a good job of that at the quarterback position.
The New England Patriots square off against the New York Jets in week six.
Should Brady not play on Sunday, New England has backup Jimmy Garoppolo at the ready. "We have to go out there and play extremely fast, extremely hard, but most of all we have to play extremely smart as a team, collectively". You've just got to be sound and play football and hopefully make some plays on the back end.