Always interesting to read some of the insightful wisdom these threads cough up.
Just curious why Belichick never gets credit for creating the QB that Brady has become.
Brady was no more than a game manager in '01 managing a dink and dunk offense that depended on field position to get scoring opportunities. Check out Brady's stats in '01 and realize how unimpressive they were. Brady's greatest asset at that time was avoiding the negative play....a Bledsoe deficiency. Throwing the ball away and avoiding the sack was rule #1. Rule #2....dink it to Troy Brown.
Even through 2004, those Pats teams were so balanced that rarely was Brady expected to carry the day. He evolved as did Belichick. And when the league decided that it wanted a passing game first and foremost, Belichick then supplied Brady the weapons that created scoring records for league, team, QB, WR, and TE.
Keep in mind, we are not talking about Peyton Manning imposing his will on the roster, in the game plan, and on the field. We are talking Tom Brady who faithfully carries out his coaches marching orders.
Imagine if Brady landed on a team coached by a dinosaur like Marty Schottenheimer. Or the modern ground pound mental midgets of today. And the roster build can't be ignored. Back when defense ruled, Belichick built teams from the D line on out. Back in the day, the O line was built in the midrounds. Not now. Back in the day, Brady's WRs were low rounders and castoffs. Not now. The money has been thrown around big time on the offensive side of the ball....all to enhance Brady.....and its worked in record setting fashion.
Bottom line....Brady and Belichick have evolved together....but the underlying theme is the flexibility of the coach and his ability to be two steps ahead of the league....the scoreboard don't lie.