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  1. xmarkd400x

    xmarkd400x Rookie

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    I'll tell you. Practice makes perfect.

    What do you do if you don't do something as well as you'd like to? You do it over and over again until you are good at it. Brady's problem is game-speed sync with his receivers. How does he get better? Practice Practice Practice.

    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this, but I think that having Brady pass all the time is better than "protecting him" with running plays. He's not a rookie. His confidence won't be shattered. He knows it's just a matter of time.

    It will be ugly, but don't complain about a work in progress!
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    Brady isn't the problem. It's the same one we've seen here historically. This is a tough offense for receivers to pick up let alone execute at game speed. It remain however on them to get there because we don't dumb it down for anyone.
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    Lets give the opposition 50 cracks at Brady so we can practice?
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    It's strange the fact that Edelman who is a rookie can pick up the system quicker than Galloway, a 15-year veteran :confused:
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    No person in their right mind thinks that Brady is playing as well as he can. I have seen him miss multiple throws by a foot or more. He will stop missing those throws, it's just a matter of time.

    Galloway not being on the same page is a different matter entirely.
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    People may be underestimating how important feel is in passing. Brady's legs probably feel different under him now. When things feel different, the actions you have drilled in to the point you can do without thinking don't happen anymore. It may take a while for Brady to re-drill in those actions, so he's thinking about the receiver and not his legs.

    I wonder if there is a mental aspect too. This is first serious injury Brady has had in his career (as far as I know pee-wee, college, or pro.) You see defensive players that are tackling machines get a concussion, and are never the same aggresive tackler again. Is it possible that Brady can't get the injury out of his head?
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    LOL!! No kidding, right?

    This is all about Brady!!! Gosh, people, look at his inaccuracy. That's not on the recievers. It's squarely on Brady's head and the offensive lines age, if you ask me. It will get significantly better, however. But blaming the offensive schemes and receivers is stupid.
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    Maybe to rest the running backs for the heart of the season (winter games)?
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    I hope you're not referring to the thread starter because he's not blaming anybody. Rather he's saying they're pretty much throwing Brady out to the wolves to get him right, and I agree. How else is Brady going to get on point, used to the pocket, accurate, etc. The man can practice all he wants but nothing prepares you like doing the real thing over and over. Brady can throw it around all he wants during practice. But the way he will get his pocket presence/accuracy back is to get used to the game. He's going to be used to the speed, etc.

    The OL needs to not get him killed though. Why are some of you saying stupid things like the game plan is to get Brady smacked around? The game plan is for him to get his feet under him, it's his OL's JOB to help him. Guess what? They're sucking it up right now and they need to get on point themselves people. Patience.

    I'm not saying the slot is easy as cake, but you're asking Edelman to be there for dump offs most of the time, nothing but short routes. You're asking Galloway something completely different, that's all I'm saying.
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    I think you should look up Albert Einstein's definition of the word "insanity" and then get back to me.
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    Well you know what they say....you can't teach old dog new tricks.
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    New England has to reduce the hits on Brady......period!

    Run and save him for the unexpected passes for now.

    Just my opinion
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    I'm not blaming anyone for the seemingly pass-happy nature of the Patriots. I'm saying that Brady being a little off is a natural thing for his recovery, and the best way to do it is to have him pass and pass and pass and pass.

    Yes, the OL needs to not get him killed. Yes, certain receivers need to perform better in this offense.

    However, the fact remains that Brady will not get more comfortable by only throwing 18 times a game while we run Maroney and Taylor into the ground. He will get comfortable from throwing the ball.

    I've heard over and over why "we're like the 2004 colts", and "we need more balance". I'm saying that those points are valid, but there may be a reason for this that you are not naming: specifically Brady's need to throw the ball a ton of times to get back into it.
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    I think that it is time to discuss if our reliance on the spread offense has outlived it's usefulness. It seems that we have become consummed with our downfield passing attack and the potential it holds for scoring. Teams have responded and their solution appears to be to attack Brady at all costs. I think in sticking with the spread as we have we have made Brady vulnerable to injury and ineffectiveness. I for one do not believe it is a coincidence that 20 games after getting his first real downfield threat of his career he suffered his first major injury.

    As an offense I believe we need to continue to be aggresive. I look to 2002, 2003 and 2004 as a model. We had no problem moving the ball downfield and we had plenty of passing but we also had more balance then and weren't so focused on the deep pass and the big play. The pats need to be less fixated on the deep pass and more balance but still remain aggressive. The result will likely be not only a more effective offense but a healthier Tom Brady.
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    However, the fact remains that Brady will not get more comfortable by only throwing 18 times a game while we run Maroney and Taylor into the ground. He will get comfortable from throwing the ball.

    Brady is not planting his left foot, this is the problem. This problem doesn't get fixed by throwing in games, it gets fixed by getting his head straight.
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