NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas
On his second offensive drive against the Philadelphia Eagles’ first-team defense, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady converted seven of eight passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.
No. 12 didn’t hold much back in the Aug. 9 preseason opener.
After handing the ball off six consecutive times on New England’s first drive, Brady distributed the ball to four different receivers on his second drive. He hit free-agent acquisition Danny Amendola for six yards. He hit rookie second-round pick Aaron Dobson for 23 yards. He capped it off by hitting third-year running back Shane Vereen for 13 yards.
Yet over the course of a seven-play sequence, Brady hit another target four times.
That target was Kenbrell Thompkins.