New England Patriots: Can Tom Brady Throw Deep?

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New England Patriots: Can Tom Brady Throw Deep?
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Can Brady throw deep? Let's take a look.

It's been said since he threw that lame-duck interception to New York Giants LB Chase Blackburn in Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady can't throw the deep ball.  

While that seems like a drastic overstatement for a guy who threw for 50 touchdowns in 2007—including 23 to deep threat Randy Moss—it's worth examining, given his struggles with deep passes early this season.  Brady's already had a few missed connections on sterling touchdown opportunities this year, including two in a gut-wrenching loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.  

Of course, without knowing the designed play, it's often weird science to try and figure out who's at fault when a plan isn't executed.  But we can take a look at the film, watch the play unfold and make educated guesses as to what might have gone wrong.

Let's look at some NFL Game Rewind coaches' tape, so we can analyze a few of the Pats' big-play attempts that didn't quite work out the way they were drawn up.  

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