Define Gimmick I suppose.
It's a gimmick in that as soon as Brady and/or BB retires, they won't be able to run it, at least not in the same way or as effectively. So yes, it's got a shelf live of effectiveness.
It's not a gimmick in the sense that it is a trick that can't last more than a few games, the Pats have already proved that wrong. It's a highly effective offensive system that relies on an incredible QB to run it and a very disciplined offense to execute it. Same is true for lots of other offenses.
While the Pats are pushing the envelope, the Jets hire a Tony Sporano to install a 1950s offense......and the HC tells the world his game plan is ground and pound.
Playoff teams are putting up record points, but the Jets preferred a smashmouth style?
Remarkable how the Jets brain trust operates. Good thing the Jets had the "best QB talent in the league" and Wreck's best team ever.
Please fire this whole operation!!!!
I am hoping that SF can beat the Falcons and advance to face the Pats at the Super Bowl as they beat them one already and I am sure they could beat them again. Would love to see them crash and burn
just like when the Pats went 5 wide on 1st down a few years ago, or walking the defensive lineman 5 years ago in Buffalo.
Make no mistake they are a well oiled machine on O , I just wonder how much of their schemes are really legal.
Brady has been to 5 Super Bowls. Possibly (likely) his 6th coming up.Bradshaw and Montana have one more Super Bowl win each.
Brady has not won a Super Bowl since his team was caught cheating. These are facts. Neither Bradshaw nor Montana EVER played for teams that were suspected of cheating.
You can only play by the rules of the time.Moreover, neither Bradshaw nor Montana were protected by ridiculous QB rules instituted because their owners were in bed with the commissioner at the time. It was MUCH more difficult to pass back then. WR's and QB's are protected like the Hope Diamond now.
For example, the Steelers and 49'ers didn't have the same problems of losses to other teams from Free Agency, nor did they play in the Salary Cap Parity Era. It was vastly easier to hold onto your players, and dominate for long periods, in both the Steelers and 49'ers Era.
You're right.It's not even comparable.
Montana and Bradshaw both has VASTLY more talent around them than Brady ever had. Monatana has the greatest WR of all time in Rice (just to start), and Bradshaw was literally carried by his Defense, Running game and the talent hat supported him in an era of dominant
Both Montana and Bradshaw were brillaint QB's, with Montana absolutely being a GOAT contender.
But to diminish Brady as a GOAT contender as well is pure ignorant jets Homerism. he is absolute one of, if not the, best QB's who has ever played the position.
Speaking of the Pats O, per rotoworld:
Patriots Offense - TM - Patriots Coach Bill Belichick announced Monday that ex-Chiefs OC Brian Daboll is re-joining the Patriots coaching staff, similar to the Josh McDaniels addition last January.
Daboll worked as Pats WRs coach from 2000-2006 before running the offenses in Cleveland, Miami, and Kansas City. His addition is a bit of a surprise for two years. Daboll followed Eric Mangini to the Jets in a rivalry that became hostile during the Spygate years. He was also said to be miffed that Belichick promoted the younger and less experienced McDaniels to coordinator ahead of him when Charlie Weis left for Notre Dame in 2005.