Tom Brady praises Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

The New England Patriots offense has been impressive in two days of joint practices with the Washington Redskins, but quarterback Tom Brady says that’s because he is not having to face a pass rush.

I think it’s always challenging out there. I don’t think we have everything figured out,” Brady said Tuesday when asked about the 11-on-11 drills. “They have a great pass rush which really doesn’t come into play in those team drills that we’re doing.

“I have to drop back and find the open guy and get rid of the ball quickly because it’s usually not very good things happening when I’m holding the ball. So, I try to get it out as quick as I can and get it to somebody who can actually do something with it because I can’t actually do anything with it other than throw it.”

Brady said he’s been impressed with wide receiver Brandon LeFell.

“He keeps making more plays,” Brady said. “He’s done a great job. Today he made a lot of plays out there. He’s understanding better and better. He’s a veteran. He’s savvy, knows how to run the routes, big body, big frame, makes a lot of tough catches.”

Brady appreciates having a big receiver.

“Absolutely. I’ve got some of the little pygmies out there like Julian and Danny and it’s nice to have a little bigger guy out there from time to time who has a bigger catch radius,” he said. “Hopefully Danny and Julian don’t get mad at me for saying that. They won’t. They know I’m joking.”


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