http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=154439 The art of throwing deep By John Tomase Boston Herald Sports Writer Friday, August 25, 2006 - Updated: 06:17 AM EST Tom Brady was asked about throwing downfield yesterday and offered an interesting peek into quarterbacking. He said the Patriots completed 9-of-37 deep passes last year. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The idea when throwing deep is to get the ball to turn over,Ã¢â‚¬ he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You can tell the guys who are good at throwing the deep ball. When the ball (crests), it drops almost like itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coming down on the receiver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“When you say a ball sails, the trajectory is flat as it comes down. No matter how good you throw it, the ball has a trajectory the receiver can never catch up to. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You need the ball to turn over, but it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t finish the throw. A lot of times when I was throwing it, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d kind of stop my throwing motion and more or less guide the ball. Now IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just throwing it, the ball turns over and drops, and hopefully, it drops into my receiverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hands. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your dissertation on quarterbacking. Hopefully you guys larned something.Ã¢â‚¬ .