This past Monday night, Saints QB Drew Brees broke Dolphins QB Dan Marino’s all-time passing record. And he may not be alone. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Patriots QB Tom Brady may also break it before the season is done.
As it stands now, Brady is 190 yards behind Brees. But why now? After all these years, why is are all these passers getting after the mark of 5,084 yards. I’ll tell you who won’t answer that question — Bill Belichick. Nope, not having it.
And it let to a odd and slightly awkwardly comical question-and-answer-and-non-answer sparring session between Belichick and two reporters. (No, not me. Sadly, I had merely a ringside seat.)
Want a sample?
Question: With quarterbacks around the league throwing for so many yards this year, what’s really changed this year as opposed to several years ago where it wasn’t as productive in terms of yards?