Monday, October 10, 2011
Charting the hits on Brady
By Mike Reiss
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was sacked a season-high four times in Sunday's win over the Jets. He absorbed a total of five quarterback hits, which had All-Pro left guard Logan Mankins saying it wasn't a good day in pass protection.
"We had a few breakdowns. I think it was more confusion than people getting beat," Mankins said. "That’s their goal over there, to confuse you, and they got us a few times."
A look at the sacks/hits that Brady has absorbed this season (QB hits charted by in-game statisticians):
at Dolphins: 1 sack/2 quarterback hits
vs. Chargers: 2 sacks/5 quarterback hits
at Bills: 0 sacks/4 quarterback hits
at Raiders: 1 sack/4 quarterback hits
vs. Jets: 4 sacks/5 quarterback hits
In terms of sacks per pass play, the Patriots rank sixth-best in the NFL after Sunday's games.