Greg Cosell sees a drop in Brady's play: 'There were certain things I noticed'

July 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm
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Bills training camp is less than a week away, which mean's we're very close to Greg Cosell's regular visits on One Bills Live! On Friday, Greg joined the guys to breakdown the Bills and their outlook in the AFC East.

Here's some of the best from Greg Cosell:

On how Tom Brady's skillset has dropped off in the past season:

"I just think that there were certain things, when you study tape the way I do, that I noticed. I thought that his pocket movement wasn't quite the same and that has always been an absolute strength of his game. I thought that he wasn't quite as consistently accurate as he's been. That's always been a strength of his game, his precise ball placement and location. But I think in some ways, Bill Belichick told you what Brady is and may not quite be at this point given how they chose to play down the stretch.

On if Josh Allen's accuracy can be coached or if that is how it always will be:

"If a quarterback plays with really good mechanics and his accuracy's not great, than that's what it is. But I think that Josh's mechanics can improve dramatically. I think because of his strong arm, he has a tendency for his lower body and his upper body not always to work in sync. That has to happen, then we'll be able to make a determination."

"I think he needs better game and situational awareness. He took a few sacks this year as they were in field goal range that you can't take. You may remember these plays well because I saw them recently, but he threw an interception vs the Packers and an interception vs the Jets which were great examples. He ran out of the pocket, he tried to make second reaction improvisational plays. You just have to have better game and situational awareness."

"I love Frank Gore and I love when people tell me he's not a hall of famer because he was never a top 3 back in any given year. I mean, given what he's done over time, very few backs have done that. I think last year he looked very good running the football. Obviously he's not at the point in his career where he's getting 250 carries but when you watch him run, I think his skill set is pretty close to what it was. Look, he was never a true explosive burner back. He was always more of a tough inside grinder with a great feel for running in confined space."

On what Frank Gore still has left to give for the Bills:

"I love Frank Gore and I love when people tell me he's not a hall of famer because he was never a top 3 back in any given year. I mean, given what he's done over time, very few backs have done that. I think last year he looked very good running the football. Obviously he's not at the point in his career where he's getting 250 carries but when you watch him run, I think his skill set is pretty close to what it was. Look, he was never a true explosive burner back. He was always more of a tough inside grinder with a great feel for running in confined space."

On what would be considered a step forward for Tremaine Edmunds:

"People use the word 'instincts', another one of those catch phrases. For me, the term I always use is 'play recognition'... and I think Tremaine Edmunds started to get a feel for that as the season progressed. He'll get better in that area and then you'll really see the outstanding athleticism show up more snap after snap after snap. I thought he started to move in that direction. The sort of clich? for a stacked mike linebacker is he has to play with his eyes and I think that that's critical for Tremaine Edmunds. The athletic ability is clearly there."


You can hear the entire interview with Greg Cosell below:

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