Tom Brady is still one of NFL's top quarterbacks, but it is clear that the veteran's signal-calling game has taken…
Tom Brady is still one of NFL’s top quarterbacks, but it is clear that the veteran’s signal-calling game has taken shape in recent seasons.
New England Patriots often use short, fast passes to record defense and kill their opponents with a thousand cuts instead of trying to take the top. While Brady still has more than enough strength and accuracy to make these exciting throws, you rarely see the 41-year trial and force a passport in a tight window.
During a look Monday at WEEI’s Mut & Callahan, Brady explained what changed in his game style as his career has evolved.
“… Perhaps a part of my problem that I have grown older is that I want to make so few mistakes,” Brady said. “Maybe there is not as much aggression as I would like because aggressiveness gives greater risk. We have a 95 percent chance of winning when we do not twist the ball and I think it’s always behind me. So to be a bit less scared with the ball and a bit more aggressive. I thought we did a better job yesterday, and hopefully we can continue it. “
Although Brady comments on the patriots’ chance of winning may have come out as hyperbolic, it really is not. As Colin Cowherd noted during Tuesday’s edition of “The Herd” at FOX Sports 1
, New England is 125-15 in play as it does not turn the ball, just about a 90 percent success.
The patriots have really been careful about football since they have not made a turnover in their last four matches. And about Brady and Co. can continue the trend for four more races, they will break a franchise post.
– Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) November 26, 2018
Head coach Bill Belichick really attaches great importance to preventing sales, as players who tend to mistake do not usually stay long in Foxboro, Massa.
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