Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a new troubling habit this month. Brady falls to his left during throws, and that is actually his way of protecting himself from the rush. That’s what NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran noted during a conference call on Monday. So, we just have to ask the following question: How much is this new habit affecting Brady’s accuracy? Let’s see what head coach Bill Belichick has to say about this.
“I think you’d have to ask him about that specific play. Players just came in. I haven’t had the chance to talk to every single player about every single play that happened in the game. I hope you understand,” Bill Belichick said.
Belichick was asked about the team’s offensive play when the quarterback fired incomplete in the hands of wide receiver Julian Edelman. Brady threw the football while falling to the ground.
In the Patriots’ Week 15 loss to Pittsburgh, Brady was affected by the pressure from T.J. Watt, who was all set up on the Steelers defense for the biggest portion of the contest. Right tackle Marcus Cannon was supposed to block Watt, and struggled while doing so.Watt logged three quarterback hits and a sack. Brady felt Watt’s pressure on the right, and faded to his left.
Brady has already done this. He made an error in the red zone in Week 14. When the pressure came,Brady fell to the ground. How did this end? He missed an open Josh Gordon and super open Chris Hogan.
Will Belichick ever want his favorite quarterback to step into the throws? Brady made a few mistakes, and the Patriots are losing points. But, he only makes this mistake when under pressure, so it is not that bad.
However, the Patriots cannot lose another game, that’s for sure.