It’s Wednesday here at the Jet Press, so it’s time to go inside the film room. As we have been doing weekly, we are going to take a look at the key play from the previous Jets’ game, and see what happened.
In this case, it’s a play that went very right for the New York Jets. This morning we are going to take a look at a play that was clearly the play of the game. As we go further in the season, it could become the play of the season. I am talking about the pick six of Brady by Antonio Allen.
This play is particularly shocking, because as we go through it, you will see how Brady makes such an “Un-Brady” type of decision, I had to watch it twice to believe it.
Brady is set up in the shotgun, two receivers to the left, one split wide to the right. Rob Gronkowski is standing close to the line, in the slot to the right. Take a look at how this unfolds, and you will see how unlike Tom Brady this play is.
What do we notice here? None of Tom’s receivers, all circled in green, are open. On this play, the Jets pass coverage down the field, and short, is brilliant. But, this shouldn’t faze Tom Brady. Nine times out of ten, Tom will scramble a bit, either hit a guy coming open at the last second, run for a few yards, or throw it away.
Sunday, was the tenth time.
Maybe it’s out of trust that Brady hasn’t had much of this year with his weapons, but he inexplicably tries to force the ball into Gronkowski, circled in green, even though he is blanketed by Antonio Allen. We know what happened.
Pick six, and the entire game has changed.
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Luck definitely played in here, I mean, when does Tom make an ill-advised throw like that?
And sometimes, something special happens when you are lucky.