He doesn't on the second one. Are you watching the same play?
Yes. By the time the ball arrives, he clearly has a step on his defender which allows him to make the catch. The defender played poorly and allowed that to happen, yes, but he's ahead of his defender.
It's a ball that probably shouldn't have been thrown. A rare downfield venture where Brady counts on his man to get a step, and in this case, he does just that and it makes Brady look good when it was actually a bad decision. Of course he is throwing close to his own end zone and near the sideline, meaning if he does end up with an INT - if the defender had played it well that probably would have happened - then its a long field for a return and the sideline helps defend against a pick six.
If he's not perfect, there's no YAC.
Sure there is. I've seen plenty of Brady's throws be less than perfect and receivers still turn them into YAC.
You argue that Brady accumulates an inordinate amount of yardage on YAC, but then claim that he doesn't do a good job of hitting guys accurately where they can get YAC. Which one is it?
You make the mistake of assuming perfect throws are necessary to get YAC, and they aren't.
Brady makes accurate passes on short routes much of the time, as would be expected of any decent NFL QB. That leads to a lot of YAC.
He also isn't very accurate throwing into tight windows or downfield. He has his occasional moments, but most of the time, he's average at best in those areas.
Why are there quotes here? - "perfect deep balls." They don't need quotes.
Oh, they most certainly DO need quotes, because while you label them as "perfect deep balls", they are nothing of the sort. They do their job but rely on the receiver to get a step, and a perfect deep ball is one that can fit in even when the defender has extremely tight coverage. Neither of these fits that by a long shot.
And do you compliment any QB? Or when Rodgers makes a perfect 30 yard pass, you say "whatever, any great QB should make a perfect pass there. Why are we complimenting him?
I give QBs their due when they deserve it. Brady just doesn't deserve it as often as you and many others seem to think he does.
I never have claimed this. Please stop exaggerating for effect
I'm exaggerating nothing. On several occasions in this thread, you and others have given Brady credit for doing something special or amazing or great when it was simply him doing his job. If any other QB does the same thing, it doesn't even get noticed most of the time, but when it's Brady, any little thing he does makes him "great" to those who drink the Brady kool-aid.
I'm not trying to veil them. And If you say something over and over and over in different words, it also doesn't contribute to a positive discussion. It's annoying.
When people show that they understand things when I say them once, I'll stop repeating them.
You write incredibly long posts, I'm trying to get you to be more concise to help with the discussion.
I say what I feel needs to be said. Period. If I could somehow get through the miasma of stubbornness that surrounds so many people, I could be much more concise.
If you write"Puh-leeze. That was no tight window" when you've already made your point, that doesn't help me understand ****. Less words.
I wrote that for emphasis because I feel you need to understand how powerful the point is. Again, if I thought you got that without the emphasis, I wouldn't have added it.
You told me he wasn't accurate inside of 10 yards.
No, I didn't.
We are watching different games. If you watch the video that you refuse to watch, you'll see the ball is out of his hand within 3 seconds more often than not.
I watch the actual games, not some video doctored by a Brady lover to make him look good.
In the actual games, he gets a TON of time to throw with astonishing regularity.
He put his team up with 2:30 left in the game
He shouldn't have had to bring his team back from being down. They should have had the game sewn up by that point. They didn't because he sucked. They still lost. I'm glad they did because it kept him from becoming more over rated than he already is.
Name the QB who throws well while they're getting hit.
Most of them throw better than Brady, because most of them are used to getting hit.
It's just like I always say: Put any other decent NFL QB into the same exact circumstance as Brady and you get about the same result. He's nothing special.
No, i don't understand how a team can set passing records with just any decent QB.
Great offensive line and phenomenal receivers, that's how. It had little to do with him and everything to do with the talent around him, and the next year with Cassell conclusively proved that.
Bullshit. How? 1 year, in itself, is a small sample.
That's called DENIAL.
All we have is one year to go by, and it says there was not much difference between your almighty Brady and a guy who never started an NFL game prior to that year.
"Ohhh, but it's small sample size" - excuses like this are the BS.
Stop making excuses for Brady and trying to defend how he is special when the evidence clearly says he's not.
Didn't you make this point already? I'm not 8, I can grasp a concept the first time you tell me.
You've displayed many times that you CAN'T get it the first time. That's why I keep having to repeat things.
So the system that makes Brady incredibly successful is similar to the one most teams use.
Most teams are not as conservative with long passes. Most teams don't run nearly that man screens. Most teams don't rely on nearly as much deception.
In short, most of that is fairly unique to the Patriots, especially to the level they use it. I'm starting to think you don't even pay attention to the actual games.
Yes, Brady was on a team that put up the best offensive numbers of all time, and Cassel took over almost the exact same offense and put up just good numbers. CASSEL IS ELITE!
He's just as elite as Brady.
Send Brady to KC and keep Cassell in NE and see what happens. I guarantee you Brady's not playing in SBs or putting up the numbers he has in that system in NE, but I think Cassell would have don the same things Brady has in NE. It's the team and the system, not Brady.
Someone can be covered without help over the top. You understand that, right? Do you think EVERYONE is open if the safety blitzes?
Covered is one thing. Tight coverage requiring a precise and accurate throw is quite another.