You don't need to keep the same offensive coordinator to use the same offensive system, scheme, or playcalling.
- That’s fine, you don’t. But the Pats would be the only team in football to use the same specific offensive system over the course of the last 12 years.
Belichick doesn't have to be an offensive genius in order to establish a system or allow others to do so and then keep it once he discovers it works.
- He would have to be an offensive genius to make an average QB appear elite to so many people. He has no history of working with an offense effectively prior to his head coaching career.
Bledsoe didn't use the system. It was implemented with Brady because of concerns Brady didn't have the skills to get the job done.
- Evidence please? Show your work.
Let's compare stats that are as close as we can get to accurate comparisons, as I did - let's compare Cassel to Cassel. With the Pats and the system, he was much better.
- He had a season in KC that I’d argue was better than the season with New England. Worse weapons in KC, and was very efficient. But it’s best to compare Cassel to Brady, and when you do that, Brady looks elite, and Cassel looks above-average at best.
2/28/2013 11:29 AM (edited)