This is when you are expected to be at your very best and every bit of preparation that we have done for the last six months — the end of last season — comes down to this particular day.
With him, you really have to do your job and whatever your assignment is. If you got man [coverage], stay locked up on him. If you have zone [coverage], stay in your zone, because if you try to freelance and jump a route, he is too smart for that. He will read it and expose you. So stay back, do your assignment and make the plays when it comes to you. That’s how you beat him. He’s very smart. He is a guy that takes what is given to him. He’s going to throw to the open guy. He has a good offensive line, so he’s going to have time to throw the ball and he’s going to take the matchups that he likes.
Active player assessment on Tom Brady
Guerrero indicated the exercises are geared toward speeding up visual processing and verbalization skills, as well as enhancing memory. Brady became involved with this type of cognitive fitness training and engaging in brain games a few years ago, when he thought his processing of information on a play-by-play basis could be faster.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
You don’t know what he sees, or what he knows, but he always is in the right place and has incredible instincts for a corner when sometimes he runs the routes [before] the receivers. He has great intuition and he obviously sees everything on the field. He sees the quarterback, he sees the split of the receiver, he sees the eyes of the receiver, he sees the technique of the receiver coming off the line of scrimmage, and it’s probably hard for him explain at times what he sees. He just sees everything and he makes great breaks on the ball. That’s what makes a great defensive player — the anticipation.
Tom Brady on Darrelle Revis