Re: True analysis of Brady's poor throw (and I ain't talkin the safety)
posted at 7/25/2012 9:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: True analysis of Brady's poor throw (and I ain't talkin the safety)
[QUOTE]In Response to True analysis of Brady's poor throw (and I ain't talkin the safety) : UD, you were going along fine until you came to this paragraph. Was Brady supposed to wait till Welker ran another five, another ten yards? The safety seemed to be coming back to cover Welker when he saw Welker open. Was Brady suppossed to wait until the safety got there? I think your argument falls apart right here. Brady sees Welker beat the defender then throws the ball away from the safetly to an area of the field where Welker can get to the ball and the defenders can't. Whether Brady threw it too far or Welker didn't adjust right is impossible for me to tell because my football expertise doesn't extend that far. Still, I don't see this as a horrible play by either player. It was close to a completion. Not every play is going to work. The problem we have on this board is that certain people have an agenda to try to tell us Brady is the reason the Pats don't win Super Bowls anymore. So they blow this play out of all proportion and completely ignore everything else that happened in the game. In my opinion Brady only made one serious mistake in the game. The intereception. Everything else was hardly Brady's fault. No one mentions the two beautiful drives Brady orchestrated to end the first half and start the third. You'd think this wasn't a Patriots board the way those two great drives are completely passed over and instead we focus on three plays (safety, interception, and Welker pass). Crazy. Was it suppossed to be a back shoulder catch (the way Welker played it) or was Welker suppossed to adjust his route to the left in response to the inside defenders? I don't know.
Posted by prolate0spheroid[/QUOTE]
I was actually giving Brady the benefit of the doubt, by intimating that maybe Brady threw the ball or was in his motion before he saw welker look inside. If its not a timing route and brady's got an open receiver, then I would expect him to possibly wait a split second to see where Welker was looking. The one I've always been envious of Brady about is the amount of time he is given to throw and the amount of time he takes to do so.
I'll accept that not every play is going to work, but based on the amount of consternation Welker is receiving for the play, I think it makes sense to look at all aspects of it. If Brady was truly throwing to keep it away from defenders, then he did a good job except for throwing it a little too far as back shoulder throws are generally short, and Welker did a good job of adjusting to a difficult ball.
I really don't fault brady all that much unless people are going to harp on Welker. In that case, Brady had all kinds of time to make a better decision on the throw. As you know, I think he could have made a better decision on the safety.
That said, we are all entitled to our opinions, and I don't mind differing ones that are civil. agree to disagree is fine. attempts to pound an opinion into submission is met with severe resistance.