Commentary

Film Notes: Pats' dynamic duo in sync

Originally Published: September 17, 2009
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
After breaking down film, here is Scouts Inc.'s take on what to watch this weekend.

1. Brady, Moss on same page

The chemistry between Patriots QB Tom Brady and WR Randy Moss is amazing. They are both cerebral players, and it looks like each adjusts on passing plays and knows what the other is going to do. Moss used to be a sloppy route runner who depended on his speed to make plays. But now those routes are crisp, and he does a great job of setting up the defensive back, either with a lead fake, false step or stutter-step. In the meantime, Brady sits in the pocket and waits for Moss to get into space and delivers the ball to Moss in stride. Also, we are seeing more crossing routes by Moss in the intermediate zones, which are designed to get yards after the catch.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.