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In his weekly conference call with reporters, Josh McDaniels revealed how the Patriots offensive philosophy often comes down to one thing, trusting Tom Brady.
One of the main sticking points coming out of the loss to the Dolphins was the amount of pass plays the Pats ran compared to the amount of running plays the team ran, especially in a close contest. The Patriots ended up passing the ball 55 times compared to running it 22 times. Even accounting for the fact that the Patriots last drive was 14 straight passes due to the team's need to get a touchdown at the end of the game, the final play calling spread heavily favored the pass.
McDaniels gave a thoughtful answer on the subject, noting that the Patriots run a complex playbook and that the team wouldn't want to do anything to handcuff Tom Brady at the line of scrimmage, per ESPN:
"A lot of times we have multiple options in the huddle, and sometimes you end up with the perfect blend and perfect balance when you do that, and sometimes the defense, when you're trying to get certain things against a specific look, sometimes you can get a little skewed," he said.
"We certainly don't want to take the freedom away from our quarterback to get us into a good play and we don't want to become just a call-it-on-the-sideline team when we have a quarterback that's capable of doing a lot of good things with our offense at the line of scrimmage.
"There are always things you wish ... could I have done this? Or could I have done that? There's no question that you come out of each game and you say that, whether you win by 30 points or lose by three or four. You always say, 'Man, I could have done that better.' I definitely make a lot of mistakes each week and I wish I was a guy that could call a perfect game every time out. That's what I try to do each week when I prepare, and hopefully we are going to put ourselves in a situation each week to be balanced and find the perfect blend of run/pass that suites our team and give our offense the best opportunity to score each week."
Every Patriots play is really a package of plays of which Brady is given discretion to choose out of that package once he reads the defense. Sometimes, especially if a team is determined to take away the run, Brady will check into a pass play instead. While we're sure that the Patriots have an ideal ratio of run to pass plays, it would be foolish to strictly adhere to a formula at the cost of allowing Brady to read the defense and change the play at the line. Pounding the rock may be more advantageous at certain points, but the flexibility given to Brady is worth a lot more.
I am assuming you are talking about me here? How does this counter what I said??!
Brady has full autonomy and he's given multiple options of which to choose from. YES!
I've said this for almost 5 years after I read a Vic Carucci (I think it was) article about Manning and Brady being the only two QBs who have fully autonomy and have multiple plays in the huddle to choose from. This is another reason why our offense is complex, too. Guys need to line up in different spots and know what to do in case Brady wants to check to his second play, and to know what the D is showing.
It's tied into my premise that since Brady says he "prefers the shotgun" this might compromise how unpredictable our plays should be or can be.
Get it? And, don't try to tell me Brady didn't say it either because he did and it was confirmed by Caraway on here. FACT
Enough with this already, people. I know my material, COLD. COLD.
This only reaffirms what I've been saying the whole time!
I've done my research and know a lot more than you and many others.
So what you're saying here is that when BB has the passing plays called in, Brady should be changing them to run plays with his "full autonomy"? Well, that's a new spin for you. I guess after being asked again and again and always unable to answer "if BB is such a great coach and would prefer to run run run, why does he continue to allow Brady to ruin his game plan?", you needed to come up with a new excuse. That's a B+ for creativity, but you're usual F on logic/football knowledge
Belichick does not call our plays. Never has, never will, Busty. And stop saying "so what you're saying is" when it's perfectly clear what I am saying.
BB is on the bench with his D and coaching them up and not even engaged in the offense as McDaniels reads from the playcard and feeds Brady plays.
End of story. If BB wanted to be Off Coordinator, too, he'd have that title.
He's not an offensive coach. Micromanaging your Off Coordinator like you're implying is preposterous. Only the Jets allow defensive minded coaches call plays, hence why your coach is a moron.
So what you're now saying is that although BB strongly believes that he should be run run running the ball, his coordinator and QB are colaborating to pass the ball. Is there any other part of the team, say the pass D that allowed Tannehill his career day or the run D that gave up 200 yards Moreno, 100 yards to Chris Ivory and on the season, 4 1/2 yards per carry that Bill doesn't agree with, has no part in the coaching of but is standing by his cordinators and not trying to change anything?