Originally Posted by milkman
I just rewatched this video, and one thing that I haven't seen anyone talk about, that I hadn't even thought about because I'm so enamored with the rest of his skill setN is the great anticipation he shows.
There's a few examples in this video, the best one being about 5 or 6 minutes in on a TD pass to Bailey when he curls in front of a safety who's cutting off his route.
The ball was already in the air.
Geno saw it and threw the ball where he knew Bailey would be.
That is Brees like anticipation.
At least he CAN do it more than half the time. On several occasions I noticed Geno throws the ball too late in the route (he had a few ugly throws against TCU and Oklahoma State that did this). Getting that good timing to occur consistently might be one of his hangups at the beginning of his NFL career, something that will come with experience and practice.