Even with the Falcons at Denver, the perfect Vikings hosting Houston, and the unbeaten Eagles returning from their bye to face Detroit, the spotlight is on Cleveland in Week 5. And no, the 0-4 Browns aren’t the attraction. Tom Brady is.
Back from his “Deflategate” four-game suspension, Brady isn’t talking much. Anyone who has watched him win four Super Bowls and two league MVP honors knows how much of an edge he will bring to Sunday’s game.
That might be even sharper after New England was blanked at home by Buffalo following three victories.
Of course, if you seek any wisdom from Foxborough, that’s a dead end. The Browns provided more insight on the quarterback they will face than any of the Patriots managed about Brady.
“I think he is going to come back and just be ready to go. He is a true professional,” Browns cornerback Joe Haden says.
“Whenever he is out on the field, he studies professionally, he knows where he wants to go with the ball and he is confident in his players. Him and his coach, they have been together for so long so they just know each other like the back of their hands. I think that he is going to come back in midseason form.”
If the Browns already are in midseason form, they could be a threat to equal Detroit’s 0-16 season of 2008.
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