Cooks, however, said he is enjoying his time as a Patriot. The 40-year-old quarterback threw for over 400 yards and three touchdowns in the game. A win is a win, though, and the Patriots will certainly take it.
The fact is, under Brady and Belichick, New England rarely loses back-to-back games and with one of the league's worst defenses on the other side of the field, it's hard to count on Brady putting up those basement numbers again. His counterpart, Drew Brees, 27-of-45 passing for 356 yards, and two touchdown passes. "They pursue very well".
The Patriots finished with 555 yards in total offense and averaged 7.7 yards per play.
For the second week in a row the Saints defense got absolutely embarrassed. We have to work to improve that and we're focused on trying to get ready for New England now.
Gronk had a challenging season opener against the Chiefs, who worked hard to hit him on every play before he was corralled in coverage by Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, but he had a Gronkian output Sunday. And the Chiefs Red Zone Defense allowed the Patriots to go just 3-of-6 for 50% in Red Zone trips last week.
With the Saints' suspect defense and the not same high-powered offense as we've seen in the past, this could be a good bounce back game for the Patriots.
Folks this isn't rocket science. The Saints look like a team that is on the verge of some rocky times.
So if the Saints are going to have the type season they want to have this is a game they need to win.
One of the biggest critiques on last week's performance from fans and the media was the decision to start cornerback De'Vante Harris over veteran Sterling Moore. I think he saw me just put some air under it because I saw (the field) was open behind him.
When asked by co-host Norah O'Donnell about the impact that studies on concussions might have on the NFL, Brady said, "I don't know what the future is going to look like, and I'm not going to pretend to predict it".