FOXBORO, Mass. — Quarterbacks and centers are football’s equivalent of pitchers and catchers: If the connection isn’t there, it’s not going to work.
We’re not sure if we’ve heard anyone describe that relationship quite like Tom Brady did Wednesday, though.
Ryan Wendell and Dan Connolly have been sharing first-team reps during New England Patriots training camp, and Brady was asked if it affects him to play with a different center each offensive series.
“No, it doesn’t,” the quarterback told reporters. “I’ve got confidence in those guys. I love both Dan and Wendy; I love those guys. They work so hard. The center-quarterback relationship is a pretty special one. I’ve got my hands on their butts probably more than their wives, so it’s a pretty unique trust and relationship you have.”
Hey, whatever gets the job done.
Wendell has started at center in every game for the Patriots over the past two seasons, while Connolly, the team’s No. 1 center in 2011, primarily lines up at right guard.
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