September 25, 2017

Tom and the Mechanics

by Scott Benson
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Our pal Bill Barnwell is tackling a cross-country move this week, so here’s a few morning notes to tide you over until his return to PD.

The Patriots have begun to prepare in earnest for the Cincinnati Bengals, and Laurence Maroney, the Patriots defense and former Bengal Kelley Washington are all in the spotlight this morning.

In our feature of the day, Mike Reiss visits with Tom Martinez, Tom Brady’s “throwing motion” guy. This is what happens when you get as big as Tom Brady. You get an entourage, with people to take care of things for you, like wash your car or take care of your dry cleaning and things. If you get big enough, you get a “throwing motion” guy.

“Hey, how’s my throwing motion look?”

“Great, Tom, great. Oh, shit, dude, we’re late for your mud wrap.”

Anyway, Tom (the quarterback guy, not the motion guy) says this is the best he’s been fundamentally, which Martinez attributes to improved mechanics, but not without throwing Doug Gabriel and Reche Caldwell and them under the bus a final time too. The popular theory is that better receivers makes for better throws (like on Randy Moss’s stunning one handed 45 yard grab on Sunday), but look, this week’s AFC Offensive Player of the Week bounced a few in front of open receivers last year too.

But I digress.

Make sure you check out for more this morning.


  1. You should check your facts.Brady has used that guy since college. He is a friends of Brady’s father.

  2. Yeah, check your facts!!! Anyway, who’s playing the “daddy” guy?? “Hey, dude, go out to LA and change a diaper for me.”

  3. I’ve got three sources on the mud wrap thing. I won’t have my facts questioned.

  4. bridget has a nanny to change diapers.

  5. dweeb ewbank says:

    Hey someone needs to check their facts. Brady has used that guy since he was 13!!
    Soon after Martinez began his quarterback camp on the CSM campus, Brady, from Junipero Serra High, became a regular.

    At 13, Brady was the youngest player at Martinez’s quarterback camp. “Everybody says, ‘Could you see him being Super Bowl MVP?’ No, of course not. Anyone who said that would be lying,” Martinez recalled.

    “But every year, in the off-season, since he was 13, he’ll come to camp.

  6. Challenge the mud wrap thing! I dare you! That is ironclad, baby!

  7. Bledsoe never got a throwing coach OR a mud wrap guy.

  8. What kind of place is California where 13 year old quarterbacks have entourages, anyway? “Bring my bike around.”

  9. You forgot the mud wrap I gave him after the game.


  11. Your blog is better then the one that says Rex Grossman is more talented than Brady. Ok!

  12. dweeb ewbank says:

    Another kid at that camp was Marinovich. So Brady not only learned how to roll out, but how to roll joints.

  13. Great Susan, my afternoon update was going to be about how Rex Grossman is more talented than Brady. Damn!

  14. All Brady needed was a miracle, all he neeeeeeeeded, was you (Tom Martinez).

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