Bill Belichick talks Tom Brady and the New England offense

The New England offense is revolutionizing the way coaches are looking at how to approach the ever expanding NFL passing game.

Bill Belichick took this task in 2007, bringing the spread offense to the NFL, and having the first offense to have more snaps in the shotgun, than under center in a season.

Belichick in the off-season consults with the hottest offensive minds and tweaks his unit, this year being the Chip Kelly model.

The speed offense that forces defenses into chaotic situations, that lead to open lanes and receivers,  putting the Patriots number one in scoring again.

However, fans think it’s the Tom Brady show, but you’d be surprised that Brady prefers to be told what to do, and then he can worry about actually executing the play called.

Belichick explained the process to The Big Show on WEEI in Boston.

“I think the key thing for most players, I’d say pretty much all players, is to be able to just think about what they have to do. Hear the play, go out there and think about what are the options on this play or what adjustments will I have to make on this play.

And then go out there and be aggressive and do it. And for a quarterback sometimes it’s an either/or play, a check-with-me play, a run this way or a run that way based on the defensive look. That kind of thing.

But my experience with players has been its hard when you just kind of give them the whole playbook or let a quarterback call plays or give a defensive signal caller four or five different options. …

Sometimes you either end up getting nothing done right or the communication is a struggle for them to get all 11 guys on the same page when you’re trying to get into the perfect defense or the perfect offensive play.

Do we talk about things during the week? Sure, I think you do that with any quarterback and Tom has great input because of his experience in the system and also his natural football instincts and understanding the game and what he can do and what some of our teammates can do. …

At the same time, I think Tom really prefers to just go out there and get the play and go out there and run it and get it executed well. And then he can just concentrate on that and not try to game plan and call plays and all that. So there’s a little bit of a balance in there.”

 

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