For part of December, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t seem to be himself. He has since regained his full capabilities, fueling speculation that he secretly was dealing with a knee injury.
On Monday, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels faced a couple of questions regarding the dip in Brady’s play, and the apparent recovery.
“I don’t know what you’re referring to,” McDaniels said regarding whether someone spotted and fixed a flaw in Brady’s mechanics. “We talk about a lot of things each week but there’s nothing — he’s one of the, if not the, most fundamentally sound passers of the football that I think there’s ever been. He works on his fundamentals and his craft every week, every day and we have a lot of confidence in that. I know he has a lot of confidence in that and his confidence comes from the work that he puts in. So no, no big changes.”
McDaniels then was asked more specifically whether Brady somehow got off his game, and whether someone discovered that something was fixed, resulting in Brady looking a lot sharper over the past three games.