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    Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears - Recap - December 12, 2010 - ESPN

    Just... yikes. :rocker:
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    this is the kind of thing that got Bledsoe in trouble with BB but somehow I think BB has a bit more faith in Brady.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    It looked to me like Brady was angry about Edelman's TD getting called back. I think he wanted this shot because of it. Also, I don't think this is the kind of thing you'll see often.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    When your QB is the GOAT, you let him run the offense as he sees fit. BB knows this.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    This was mentioned in the post game thread :D

    Great read by both players..
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    Here's what I don't get about the play. If you're Brady and Branch, how on earth do you ever expect the Bears defense to be so freaking stupid? They got the safety to bite on a play that made absolutely no sense in that circumstance. If you're the Bears and your opponent is 60 yards from the end zone with the half about to end, what do you have to fear from a slant to the tight end?

    Just amazing that in the circumstance they both not only were able to communicate on the fly but also to even have the creativity to think it could possibly work.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    That's why Branch was brought back. He and TFB have a connection rarely ever seen in the NFL. Just a look IT'S ALL THEY NEED.

    Somehow, I think BB will be fine with it.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    Merril Hoge talked about how this play worked on ESPN this morning.

    He pointed out the two keys to making it work:

    (1) There was no one to jam GRONK at the line.
    (2) Up until the very last moment, Brady kept his eyes straight down the field, as if he was going to go deep to GRONK rather than Branch.

    Put that together, and the Bears saw what Brady wanted them to see, not Branch getting open on the sideline. :D
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    Branch just said BB didn't yell at them because they made.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    I believe all that. But why on earth would the Bears care? If you're the Bears, give Gronk 20 yards of space. Heck, give him 30.

    The Bears shouldn't give a crap where or what Brady is looking at, and whether or not they hold Gronk at the line is irrelevant. It's lunacy to put two defenders on any player in the middle of the field when your opponent snaps the ball with the clock running and .05 left on its side of the field. There's absolutely nothing he can do to hurt you. I guess maybe you have to worry that he's super human and can gain 40 yards and call time out in 4 seconds to get in field goal range. But the reality is that the defense was brutally unprepared. The only job of a safety there is to keep everything in front of him, no matter where Brady is looking.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    They made? :D
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    I'm wondering if in addition to the above information, if Brady/Branch had that stealth signal going on (featured on 60 Minutes before Branch was traded).
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    what a great play it was - awesome TD
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    They made it. 6 points Straight cash homey. :D
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    And to think, all Brady needed to do was look at Branch.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    They made a ham and cheese sandwich with a side of fries and then decided to slip in that hitch and go up the sidelines because nobody was paying attention.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    No doubt in my mind, they both saw something int he way the Bears defense lined up and they went for it.

    I think BB is probably steamed, but as long as it worked he can;t say much.
     
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    Re: Tidbit from the game: Brady to Branch

    And no one saw it coming, especially the Bears defense....:D
     
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