Super QBs have surprising strengths

Originally Published: February 2, 2005
Scouts Inc.
The New England Patriots are known for their quick-paced, dink-and-dunk passing game, with quarterback Tom Brady getting the ball out of his hands quickly. But a surprising strength of the Pats' passing game is what happens when Brady holds the ball.

The Philadelphia Eagles, conversely, are known as much for quarterback Donovan McNabb's running ability as for his passing skills. But a surprising strength is McNabb's decisiveness and accuracy when throwing the ball.

Our scouts have been breaking down film on the Super Bowl quarterbacks to figure out what they do well and how to counter it. Here's what they discovered: