How nice was it to have football back?
After a summer of court cases, air pressure and disrepute, it was great to see the reigning Super Bowl MVP doing what he does best.
Brady had the look of a man on a revenge mission as he threw for 288 yards and four touchdowns. And all that came off of 28 attempts.
The Patriots QB looked composed and as if nothing had happened this summer. The man thrives on adversity. He uses every knock as ammunition and the Steelers were always going to be on the receiving end in Week 1.
Steelers fans will be concerned about their defensive performance last night. They looked good on offense with Roethlisberger throwing for 351 yards, but they missed opportunities including two field goal attempts. Le’Veon Bell is out for another week and Mike Tomlin will be thinking Week 3’s trip to St Louis can’t come soon enough.
Although Brady and Rob Gronkowski, who scored three touchdowns, picked up where they left off from last season, Pats fans will also be worried about the way DeAngelo Williams, the second oldest RB in the league, rolled over their defense with relative ease.
It’s only Week 1 and both sides will be confident that they can fix things. Come January they’ll each be contending for that AFC crown.
Whatever happens it’s just great to have football back.