Monday, December 7, 2015

Eagles force Brady to hold ball longer than he'd like

Tom Brady is at his best when the football is out of his hands quickly--something that didn't happen in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.

The New England Patriots quarterback was actually pretty good despite the outcome, but he acknowledged after the game that the Eagles forced him to hold the ball longer than he'd prefer.

According to WEEI, Brady's "snap-to-throw" average in New England's second loss of the year was his highest this year.
By our count, Brady took an average of 2.63 seconds from snap-to-throw, his highest average of the season. Furthermore, Brady had 16 plays which took more than three seconds, something very uncharacteristic for the Patriots offense. Brady has averaged over 2.2 seconds from snap-to-throw in four straight games, which comes following the first eight games where he only had one game averaging over 2.2 seconds.

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