You're not loaded with weapons when Troy Brown is your #1.
Brown was a much better weapon than most people ever gave him credit for. In fact, I would argue that many people under rated Brown as much as they over rated Brady.
By the way, I think the continuous under rating of the players around Brady is part of the reason why people over rate Brady himself. This is one example of that.
If your argument for Brady being carried is Troy Brown, you should probably move on.
This is what I'm talking about. You under rate Brown as much as you over rate Brady.
Brown's stats don't lie in that 2001 season. He caught a great deal of the passes from Brady and served as his safety valve, a role that is played by Welker and the TEs now. That role is CRUCIAL for Brady, because if he didn't have the outlet receiver, he'd be far worse than he is now (and as I've said, what he is now is over rated).
If you could somehow take away Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Gronk and Hernandez, Brown, and other safety valve receivers who were clearly above the rest of the receivers on the team in terms of talent (look at the stats if you doubt Brown was clearly the safety valve - he led the team in receptions by FAR) - if you take those players away, Brady would have had a lot of trouble and would not have won nearly the games he has.
And let's face it, the main reason he's over rated is the team winning games and in particular decade-old SB wins. All of those things are a function of playing on a talented team, and most QBs get more credit than they deserve for team wins. Brady is certainly no exception.
Honestly, if he had played for say, the Cleveland Browns behind their patchwork offensive line, he'd have struggled mightily and probably would have been out of the league by 2005. Instead he had a great system with talented players and a much better than patchwork offensive line to block for him.