Tom Brady’s book “TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Performance,” hits book shelves next Tuesday. The timing of his upcoming release is rather ironic, as Brady just put up one of the worst performances in his NFL career this past Sunday. If you have not heard about it yet, Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs mopped up Gillette Stadium with the New England Patriots. The Goat ended the day with a 44.44% completion rate, as stated by Pro Football, which was partly to blame for his team’s 42-27 loss at home. Has Brady’s book cursed his NFL performance?

Age Defying Book Section

In his book, the Patriots’ quarterback states his desire to play into his mid-forties. Brady may be playing for a few more years, but there is no guarantee that he will be good or even be starting for New England. His misfires this past Sunday, drawing a penalty for crossing the line of scrimmage before throwing the ball, and missing a wide- open Dwayne Allen, made Brady look like a 40-year old playing quarterback. Does Brady want to be on top of his game at 45 or just a mediocre quarterback that acts as a game manager? A lifetime of sustained performance, part of the title of his book, may be slipping away for Brady.

Father Time is Never on a Quarterback’s Side

Time is never on a quarterback’s side, including the GOAT.

Brady mentions in his book that growing older has been mostly a positive thing for him, in terms of athletics. While it is commendable that Tom does not eat junk food and favors fruits and vegetables, he needs to throw some touchdowns in his game against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday. A pair of scores will show that the insidious Father Time is not crashing down on him.

He went touchdown-less in his last game.

There is a line in the book where Brady says that his capacity to sustain his high peak performance over the last decade is unbelievable to him. If Brady cannot up his numbers and game this week, the quarterback may have to start believing that his body is wearing out. He may have to start believing that he may not play at a high level at 45 years old.

A quarterback’s play often drops sharply and quickly, often with no warning bells. Think Peyton Manning. Brett Favre. Joe Montana. . . None of those quarterbacks ended their career with the teams that drafted them.

Brady’s book emphasizes pliable muscles, but Bill Belichick emphasizes wins. Right now, the Patriots are tied with the New York Jets for last place.