Tom Brady Conducts Patriots’ Offense Like Orchestra, Explains Art Behind Non-Verbal Communication With Receivers (Video)

by NESN Staff

November 4, 2013

Tom BradyThe Patriots’ offense was clicking on all cylinders on Sunday, with Tom Brady finally looking like Tom Brady once again. And much of that success has to do with Brady’s budding chemistry with his receivers.

Brady threw for 432 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots put up 55 points in a blowout win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. It was the first time the offense has really seemed to be completely in sync all season, and Brady’s connection with Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and rookie Aaron Dobson played a big role in it.

The Patriots ran a good deal of their offense out of the no-huddle on Sunday, keeping the Steelers’ defense on their heels almost the entire day. Success in the hurry-up doesn’t just happen organically, though. It’s more of an art that must be perfected over time. Brady has done just that in recent years, leading one of the most successful fast-paced attacks in football. And he does so by using a lot of non-verbal communication with his receivers.

“I’m looking at a guy and going to flash him a signal, it means something,” Brady explained to renowned musician Wynton Marsalis on Monday’s episode of CBS This Morning. 

When prompted to expand on just how he conducts the offense with such rhythm and efficiency, Brady noted that, much like Marsalis would conduct an orchestra, energy and emotion are key components for such success on the field.

“You can bring the energy, enthusiasm and level of excellence,” Brady said. “People ask me what I’m looking at, I’m looking at everything.

“Throwing a football, there’s a sequence to that. But you have to bring emotion to it,”

Brady energized the Patriots’ offense on Sunday, as he does most every week, and the results were the sounds of sweet harmony. Check out the video below for more from Brady on running the offense.

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