Originally Posted by JB1089
Brady didn't crack 4,000 in 2010 because the Pats were usually able to build huge leads early in the game. He didn't even have 500 attempts for the year. If Brady's ypa falls back to around 8 (still higher than his career average), and his attempts fall back to 530-550 (instead of 600+), then his yards will be in the 4,200-4,400 range.
Great stats check... it really all depends on how the soph RBs in Ridley and Vereen pan out. If they can establish themselves as dynamic running threats, the Pats' offense becomes that much more lethal, and Saints' like. Takes a load off of Brady and allows him to work more efficiently with a legit running threat behind him.
Ridley had the 2nd highest ypc of all rookies last season with 441 yds and 5.1 ypc. There's a 2nd and 3rd rounder working their asses off to let the world know the Pats don't just throw the ball.
Oh, and both Ridley and Vereen can catch out of the backfield, a staple of the McDaniels offense. Look out.