Speaking at his Monday press conference at Notre Dame, former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis touched on pocket presence, and in the process mentioned current New England quarterback Tom Brady. The question was about current Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.
“Well, there are two things that are very, very noticeable about Brady [Quinn] and his improvement. Number one, his moving in the pocket. Not moving the pocket, but moving in the pocket. That’s one of the things that you know that guy Tommy [Brady] that I’ve been dealing with for the last bunch of years, was very, very good at — moving in the pocket to give him an opportunity, a window, to still throw the ball. [Brady Quinn] does that very well, which is sometimes a very unnoticed fundamental that we work on.”
Weis reportedly has Quinn watching film of Brady, to study his ability to move in the pocket.
Brady’s strong fundamentals in the pocket have contributed to the Patriots’ No. 2 ranking in sacks allowed per pass play. The Patriots’ QB has been sacked just seven times in 228 pass attempts.
Only the Colts, with quarterback Peyton Manning being sacked three times in 177 pass attempts, have a better percentage.
Looking ahead, we’ll plan on posting our next update Tuesday around noon EDT. There is no media access at Gillette Stadium until Wednesday.