Will patience pay off for Brady, Pats?

Sloppy play vs. Jets frustrates New England QB, but team is 2-0 and help is coming

Updated: September 13, 2013, 3:51 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- No one has to counsel Tom Brady that it's paramount for him to demonstrate uncommon -- perhaps even unprecedented -- patience.

He's well aware he needs to channel his inner Samuel Beckett.

Waiting for Godot? Nah, he's never coming.

Waiting for Gronk?

Now there's a game plan.

The big tight end is in pads on practice days and in dress pants on game day, but he will be back, perhaps as soon as 10 days from now. Danny Amendola will be ...

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