While that is true, as a team, the Pats ran for 1512 yards (good for 24th in the league).
So 75 percent of the league did better than they did in the running game. This supports my position Brady had no alternative but to throw the ball a great deal.
Those numbers suggest, not that the Pats were chucking it all over the place constantly, but that they were a moderate (play calling wise) offense that skewed more towards passing because it was successful for them. Not many teams are going to keep pounding the ball when they are averaging 3.4 yards a carry.
This says what I've been saying: The Patriots threw the ball because they had to.
i think this example is really counter productive for you to bring up.
I didn't bring it up. You might want to check on things like this.
we cant time machine back and take Brady out and insert someone else. remove the "eyewitness" evidence and deal with the numbers that are there.
We can argue whatever we'd like and postulate different circumstances all day - that's the kind of thing this website was founded on.
if what you have been arguing is true, doesnt that make the system the greatest offensive system of all time? It can make a mediocre QB have some of the most impressive passing statistics of all time and win multiple super bowls, which i dont believe has ever been done before (if this is in fact what is happening with Brady).
It is an amazingly effective system. I don't think it would work without the right players, including a QB willing to do what it requires, but yes it is tremendously effective. Like I've said before, I would expect a team this talented with such a great system to have won 5-8 of the last 12 or so Super Bowls.
Doesnt that make Belicheck, since he designed said system, the greatest offensive mind there has ever been? i dont think i have ever heard anyone say that, so wouldnt that make him seriously under-rated as a coach (you have said before that he is over rated as a coach).
I don't necessarily know that he designed the system. I'm sure he had a role in it, but I suspect its design had a lot to do with Charlie Weis and others. I think BB is a lot like Brady in the sense he gets the credit for what others are doing because he is in the position that naturally gets the credit.