Re: Brady and the Deep Ball (Serious Discussion)
posted at 9/17/2012 3:45 PM EDT
In response to stewart7557's comment:
In response to DelGriffith's comment:
And I don't care if this is some kind of a taboo thing either. Tired of the board bullies here who have a sick disease known as man love for athletes.
He underthrew LLoyd who got behind Peterson and he missed Gronk who almost made a great catch.
People keep babbling about a deep threat, but if our QB can't hit these even some of the time, the D is not going to put a lot of stock in the deep part of the field because they don't have to.
It's a MAJOR problem, especially with the use of playaction. I get his QB coach passed away, but someone needs to work with him on these. The trajectory on a lot of his deep balls are off. Watch some film, see what you're doing wrong and fix it. IMO, he waits too long to see if he has the play, where he should be just letting the WR run under it, throwing it sooner.
No doubt the deep ball is not TB's bread and butter but I think at least part of the issue is he has happy feet now because the OL can't protect him and he is rushing everything and not able to step into his throws.
Quote from Ray Horton - Arizona's Def Coordinator:
As a recurring theme throughout the game, the Cardinals' interior presence of Dockett and Calais Campbell, as well as their perimeter speed up front gave the Patriots' offensive line fits all day. Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton said after the game that being disruptive in the interior of the line was part of the game-plan, "The guys up front, we challenged our guys up front to win the game for us. When you look at their team (Patriots) and their salary and their structure, their (Patriots) superstars are their outside guys and our guys are inside. So we said we needed another big week from our inside guys and they did. I almost didnât blitz at all." Dockett's and Campbell's unique combination of explosiveness and length make them a particularly tough duo to match up against.
Same strategy used by the Giants and the Ravens. Attack the Patriots up the middle and don't allow Brady to step up into the pocket. Force him to roll out to either side or get rid of the ball quickly. Since Brady can't run to save his life, the Patriots need to fix the middle of that offensive line. Signing Waters and moving Connolly back to center when he's ready would fix a lot of these issue. Bedard already reported that the issue. is at least partly money related with Waters and implied that if the Patriots gave Waters a more equitable contract based on his 2011 performance Water would likely already be here. I think if Brady had better protection his accuracy would improve significantly.
Good post. Real football rather than the ersatz nonsense that some of our resident geniuses spout.