Originally posted by maxsmart:
Alex Smith throws about 5 like that each game
No. He throws it away properly, by either scrambling outside of his tackles, where it's legal to throw it away anywhere... or throws it in the direction of a receiver, but in a spot uncatchable (like somewhat out of bounds).
I thought it was strange for Brady to throw it away like that. I was thinking maybe he thought he was outside of his tackles, or he thought his receivers were going deep... but in watching the replay, he barely moved horizontally in the pocket, while he had his eyes downfield and could clearly tell that his receivers were not running vertically. Very bad play by Brady.