Aside from the Super Bowls, MVPs and ridiculous won-loss record, another legacy Tom Brady will leave behind is that he was as fundamentally clean as any quarterback that ever played.
From footwork to arm position to release, Brady -- who honed his form with quarterbacking guru Tom Martinez -- is the gold standard.
The passing of Martinez this offseason meant Brady needed to find a new set of eyes to check his delivery. He went to Tom House.
Karen Guregian of The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that Brady worked with House at the Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute at USC. Matt Cassel, Carson Palmer and Alex Smith also attended a week-long evaluation.
You may remember Tom House as this guy. Or as the guy who caught Hank Aaron's 715th home run. But he's been tuning up throwers for a long time now.
What we do here is a high-tech tune-up, House told Guregian. Im not a quarterback coach. Im not a conditioning coach. What we do is assess human movement efficiencies, throwing, then we look for weak links (stability, mobility, flexibility) ... its like tuning up a Ferrari.
There were a couple things with Brady's kinematic sequence, which is basically legs, his delivering hips, delivering shoulders, delivering arm, that the camera said there might be room for improvement, House also told Guregian. And then, in the strength assessment, he had a couple things on his posterior side. But hes fine. He can be whatever he is for as long as he wants to be. But we just picked up a couple of small things on the shoulder. That was pretty much the extent of it.
If the NFL ever went to a logo instead of a shield and needed their own Jerry West, this would fit.
CSN and Tanguay to Provide Daily Patriots related stories from various cities on the way to Houston on TV, Online and through Social Media All Week Long
The New England Patriots are Super Bowl bound and will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on Sunday, February 5th. CSN New England’s Gary Tanguay is also Houston-bound, boarding a CSN trailer today and starting his road trip to Super Bowl 51 – and fans can get an inside look as TANGUAY TAKES AMERICA!
Tanguay departed from the CSN studios in Burlington, MA this morning at 6AM and has already logged more than 300 miles on his journey to Texas. He will be making several Patriots-related stops along the way including places like New Jersey, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New Orleans and more.
"I'm looking forward to telling many off the field stories from the road," said Tanguay. “I’ll be checking in throughout each day on TV, online and on social media and look forward to bringing Patriots fans different types of stories that they normally don’t see.”
“Tanguay Takes America” will be a fun, interactive way for Patriots fans to get ready for the big game as the New England Patriots continue their “drive for five”. This is just the beginning of the robust Patriots Super Bowl coverage that CSN will offer over the next two weeks and through game-day.
Among the stops and visits that Gary will make:
- A visit to the city of the team they just beat (Pittsburgh), plus the city of the team they’ll play (Atlanta)
- The Capitol Impact of the Patriots going to another Super Bowl
- A meet-up with Troy Brown at his home in West Virginia
- Stops in towns that hold roots of success for some of the current Patriots
- A visit to where the Patriots Dynasty began
Patriots fans can follow Gary’s journey via @Gary_Tanguay and CSNNE on Twitter and Facebook, as well as on CSNNE.com and on CSN’s television programming.
Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are starting to make a habit of this.
After clinching the AFC East title during the regular season, they made sure to grab a picture together that they could throw on their respective social-media pages. They did the same again on Sunday night.
Sporting their brand new AFC Championship hats -- and Brissett, who didn't dress for the game, in a championship t-shirt -- the trio posed in front of their lockers like the three best friends that anyone could have.
When Brady posted the shot on his Instagram page Monday morning, he captioned it with a speech from the movie "The Hangover," calling Garoppolo and Brissett part of his "wolf pack."