Re: This is what I want to see the Pats do this year in the draft...
posted at 12/6/2011 2:12 PM EST
In Response to Re: This is what I want to see the Pats do this year in the draft...
[QUOTE]Well Jay IMO he lacks a deep threat. The pass to Welker was 25 yards but whatever. He doesn't go deep very often. I think that's due to his two wideouts being 5'9 and mediocre speed guys. I know his missed some deep balls but NFL QB's complete less than half their deep passes of more than 20 yards through the air. The further the throw the lower the percentage. IMO, if Brady was a below average deep passer than Moss would have had a below average year (for him) catching deep passes, not an all time great year. I'm sure there are some better deep passers, Young has done it well. But I think you'd be hard pressed to name 21 (2/3) QBs better. So I guess we just disagree here but no big deal.
Posted by shenanigan[/QUOTE]
Its not a big deal and the only reason I am adamant about it, because I did research on it. Moss' best year was his first year here. He had plays early on like the one against the Jets and Miami where Brady just chucked it and Moss did the rest by outjumping 3 guys (miami) or outrunning 3 guys(Jets)
As the years went on though, Moss wasnt jumping as much for balls. Truth is, outside of fluky plays vs Miami and Jets a lot of TD's werent deep ball, rather redzone throws on fade patterns and what not. Its no secret Brady struggles with the deep ball. IN 09' he underthrew Moss on several occasions.
I believe Big Ben, Rivers, Both Mannings, Rodgers, Ryan, Newton, Dalton, Brees, Schaub, Palmer, Campbell,
I mean its not hard, IMO to be a better deep thrower than Brady. he excels in the intermediate range and has pinpoint acuracy and why we throw short a lot instead of running as he is money in that role, but just think back to when we had Andre Davis here. We had a game against the Saints at home(they werent that good then) and Davis got behind the defense all day and we threw it deep to him 5 or 6 times that game before Brady completed the dam thing. He was wide open every time.
Its not his forte. Never has been. After 07 w/ Moss, the completion % of deep pass was around 25 % pretty bad when you have Moss. Remember how good it was with Culpepper or Cunningham. Night and Day.
Us getting a "deep threat" really isnt a good idea. Brady constantly has underthrown open Wr's deep that other QB's would hit. Just calling it Like i see it. I watch all of the NFL, not just the pats and I love Brady and I have no reason to hate on him.