Ever since Mohamed Sanu was traded to the Patriots a few weeks ago, Tom Brady has raved about him.
And it continued on the Patriots bye week when Brady was a guest on Patriots All-Access.
“Every team has nuances,” Brady said.” “I certainly have a way that I like the receivers to play, so it’s hard to get someone up to speed in a very short period of time. But he’s done everything we could expect and more. Him having the targets the other night, making the plays — not only his hands, his run after catch, his toughness.
"We’re definitely going to have some fun working together the second half of the year as he gets more comfortable and confident in what we’re doing and we gain more of a shared vision of how we see things. I think our chemistry is going to keep improving.”
Following a two catch performance in his first game with the team against the Browns, Sanu had 10 receptions on 14 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown last week in Baltimore.
As for the team, despite the loss the Patriots are 8-1 entering their bye and in a good position heading into the final seven games of the regular season.
“It hasn’t all been perfect, but 8-1 — I don’t think anyone’s going to complain about that,” Brady said. “I think our entire season is determined by what happens from this point on. We’ve had our ups and downs. Certainly, our defense has been playing great, and offensively, hopefully we can get some continuity and grow and learn and become the version that we’d all expect ourselves to become.
“I’m excited for what’s ahead. I think every year, it’s a little different path. You never know which way it’s going to go. You have high expectations every year — certainly here, we have very high expectations. But we’re ready to attack the second half of the year and see if we can put together our best football.”
When the Patriots return to the Gillette Stadium facility Monday, they will begin preparations for the Eagles.