Re: Brady addicted to Welker
posted at 12/5/2012 8:43 AM EST
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
This just occurred to me like a slap in the face.
Welker has a unique skill set that a quarterback loves... He gets separation and he gets it right NOW. quick-twitch acceleration that Brady can see at the exact time that he wants to throw it... RightNOW. If you clock it , Brady releases the ball to ww on most completions before every other receiver in the league has completed a simple route.
This explains all the receiver failures that have come and gone while also explaining the disparity between 20 targets for ww and 1 for Lloyd.
it also explains the bliwout to baltimore when welker was injured AND thw loss to nyj when BB stupidly benched ww for some petty reason.
patriots coaches and Brady need to wake up and either run the ball or run a play where a receiver can complete a route that IS NOT NAMED WES WELKER.
you dont quite have it understood. Brady locking in on Wes during the games you mention is not an affinity for Wes. It is a reflection on the OL not alllowing him the time to look at options 2,3,4. So Brady finds the first open option, Wes (or Gronk)
If the OL gives him time, Brady looks at all options and finds the open man, not only Wes.
The losses you refer to the OL played poorly
Exactly... The pass blocking gives Brady only so much time. Its all about time. If you throw to Welker 100 times after 2.1 seconds (not an actual measurement), the clock in your head gets recalibrated. Some of his missed throws against Miami were too early. This is what the addiction is doing. It messes with the timing of the whole offense.
The real problem is when you take Welker out ( which is what they should do in practice at full speed.). Online has to block better . They're addicted to Welker too.