Tom Brady explains why he worked with throwing coach Tom House last week

Ryan Hannable
January 07, 2019 - 11:24 am

With the Patriots have some extra time off because of their first-round bye, most players got away from things for a few days, but not Tom Brady.

Appearing on Mut & Callahan, Brady confirmed a Mike Reiss report from Sunday that he spent some time with his throwing coach Tom House last week. The two spent some time on Brady's throwing mechanics to make sure he's fully prepared for what is to come in the postseason.

“I have worked with Tom for awhile," Brady said. "I really enjoy my time with him. I had some extra time and thought it would be a good thing to do. Tom is always receptive and it is just great reviewing things and talking about techniques, fundamentals. I think those things are so important for football players, certainly quarterbacks. Football is always about technique and fundamentals and the more sound you are — in the bigger games you need to be as sound as possible.

"It was great having the extra time and taking some time to really dedicate it to that without thinking about plays and scheme because that is what happens this week. We start talking about, not certainly fundamentals and mechanics, but you start talking about schemes and plays and reads and so forth. It was just good to spend a little extra time doing that.”

This isn't completely out of the ordinary for the quarterback, as he has done it before.

“I have done it quite a few times," he said. "I don’t know if it is every year, but it is something I always think about. I am always trying to be really sharp with my technique and fundamentals. Again, I just love spending the time doing it.” 

The 41-year-old has seemed to struggle with his throwing mechanics of late, often falling away as he throws. This could be to avoid contact, but overall his mechanics haven't looked as sound as usual over the course of the season.

Brady has worked with House for quite some time, which came following Tom Martinez, his old throwing coach, passing away in 2012.

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