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Tom Brady and Processing Speed

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When studying quarterbacks one of the traits that is near the top of any scout’s list is processing speed. The job of a quarterback is to quickly digest information from the defense, diagnose their intentions and then make the right decision with the football. That starts in the pre-snap phase of the play and continues until the whistle.

One of the many difficult aspects to playing the quarterback position is how to react to the defense when the coverage or front shifts late in the pre-snap phase, right at the snap, or closely after the play begins. In those situations the processing speed and mind of the quarterback are truly tested.

Among the many traits that sets the great quarterbacks apart from the good ones is the ability to still make the right read and decision in those instances. Sometimes the quarterback has just a snap moment to diagnose and react, but if he can still read the defensive adjustment and make the smart decision with the football, he puts his team in position for success.

This video breaks down Tom Brady doing just that:

Somehow Brady is able to read the slot defender, stop his throwing motion, quickly reset and find Dion Lewis in the flat. A truly impressive play from the veteran passer.Film

Mark is a former college quarterback and attorney, who now focuses on writing and talking about football. He is a Head Writer at Inside the Pylon, he contributes to RotoGrinders and The Gopher Report, hosts Breaking the Plane and Locked On Patriots, and is the quarterback scout for the Bleacher Report NFL1000 project.

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Dolphins, Timeline Takes and the 2003 Patriots Draft

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In the latest Locked On Patriots, Mark Schofield addressed the following topics:

  • Miami Dolphins storylines;
  • Timeline Takes: Brady playing until he’s 45 and Madden ratings;
  • The 2003 Patriots draft, revisited.

You can listen to the episode here.

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Bills Storylines, Brady Chats with Oprah and Concluding Football in Film

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On the latest Locked On Patriots podcast, Mark Schofield dove into the following areas:

  • Storylines facing the Buffalo Bills
  • Tom Brady’s interview with Oprah Winfrey
  • How listeners can close out Football in Film

You can listen to the episode here.

 

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Football In Film

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Over the past month or so, Mark Schofield has been taking listeners to the Locked On Patriots podcast through a number of football movies. Finally, his job is done and it is up to you to rank them.

First, in case you missed any of the episodes, here they are:

May 7, 2018: Varsity Blues

May 8, 2018: The Program

May 9, 2018: The Best of Times

May 10, 2018: Any Given Sunday

May 14, 2018: The Replacements

May 15, 2018: Jerry Maguire

May 16, 2018: Rudy

May 17, 2018: Remember the Titans

May 21, 2018: Undefeated

May 22, 2018: The Waterboy

May 23, 2018: Friday Night Lights

May 24, 2018: Knute Rockne: All American

May 28, 2018: Invincible

May 29, 2018: The Longest Yard (1971)

May 31, 2018: All the Right Moves

June 4, 2018: Everybody’s All-American

June 5, 2018: Wildcats

June 6, 2018: Brian’s Song

June 11, 2018: North Dallas Forty

June 12, 2018: The Blind Side

June 13, 2018: We Are Marshall

June 14, 2018: M*A*S*H

Now, it is in your hands. A survey has been created that you can fill out here. Rank these movies. If you have a movie to include, use the “Other” selection and let me know about it on Twitter: @MarkSchofield

 

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