Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/28/12
Tom Brady is now up to 8 INTs on the season, but not so long ago he only had 3. Brady has always been streaky when it comes to INTs. Hopefully he can start another INT-free streak heading into the postseason. Still, let's examine why he has fallen into this little slump as of late.Brady throws a lot of passes into tight windows, so tipped passes are usually the main culprit of his INTs. Nevertheless, Brady tends to be better than average at avoiding tipped passes.  But lately, there have been a few bad bounces and unavoidable INTs (i.e. Aldon Smith).The other downfall for Brady has been that he has tried to be overly aggressive in trying to get the ball to a guy he thinks is open for a big gain. Sometimes he chooses a risky throw because it could be a TD. Sometimes Brady underestimates the defender, or misplaces the throw when he could have just taken the easy play. (i.e. THIS PLAY vs. Miami)When Brady is able to throw with proper technique he is damn good. Recently there has been t...
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