Hes afraid in the pocket. He has basically said that in so many words. He agrees he's too anxious, not patient, etc...He still isn't mentally over the knee injury.
Everything he does is effected by that IMO.
I agree that is the result.
I just don't know that I agree that the "afraid" part is associated with fear or nervousness or anxiety as much as it is he thinks he's going to have defenders in his face or hitting him from behind right away and he needs to get rid of it before they get there so he dumps it off quickly. I am just guessing, I could easily be wrong, but I think he is "afraid" of the negative results of letting the pass rush get to him, i.e. sacks, turnovers, or even an injury that causes him to miss games rather than him being "afraid" that the blitzers are going to hurt him again. That's a nuanced distinction, which perhaps I'm not explaining well. And ultimately, it doesn't matter at all which is the case, the end result is the same.
Joe has never been a QB with much pocket awareness. Ideally, you have a QB who can sense or feel pressure coming even if they can't see it, so they hold the ball until someone gets open or until the pressure is upon them and then they can get rid of the ball (or scramble to buy even more time). That's not Joe. I think Joe typically has been someone who can get rid of the ball when he sees the pressure, but he's never had an instinctual feel for pressure he can't see. So he has an internal clock, and he just waits until that clock is up and when it is he gets rid of the ball if he thinks there is pressure he can't see. After the injury, and still with a crappy O-line that he doesn't trust, he has accelerated his internal clock. So he's dumping the ball off sooner, thinking that the pressure he can't see is close to reaching him and forcing a bad result.