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Brady passing through rarified air

Even though the Patriots' offense took more chances in 2007, Tom Brady remained exceptionally efficient, writes KC Joyner.

Originally Published: May 21, 2008
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
Next up in the "best of/worst of" 2007 series is the most controversial of all metrics: bad decisions by quarterbacks.

I've never quite understood why this metric causes as much consternation as it does, especially considering that the criteria for a bad decision are quite objective. A quarterback is debited in this area when he makes a mistake with the ball that leads to a turnover or a near turnover. For example, if he throws a pass and doesn't see a linebacker in the passing lane and the ball is picked off because of it, then he receives a mark for a bad decision.

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