Re: McDaniels an asset against Denver?
posted at 1/9/2012 11:35 AM EST
In Response to Re: McDaniels an asset against Denver?
In Response to Re: McDaniels an asset against Denver? : I also think that McDaniels won't know all those new plays that utilize the two tight ends that O'Brien designed I think this will be McDaniels' biggest learning curve. I don't know if he'll be able to keep the flow with the current personnel (built VERY differently since the last time McD was here) like O'Brien can when he's on When you realize the Patriots have exactly one receiver who would start on any other remaining contender and two tight ends who don't fit anything traditional, you appreciate that Bill O'Brien called the 3rd-ranked offense with exactly one receiver who would start on any other remaining contender.
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That is what I keep saying, but people don't really get it for some reason.
The 2011 Patriots' offense =/= the 2007-8 Patriots' offense. Most of McDaniels' plays are probably long gone, the playbook is already compiled (they do that in the offseason). It's half full of passing plays that NE didn't even have the personnel to run the last time McD was here. His team spread the field with four or five wide, this team operates out of the 22 bunch and occaisonally gives a "spread" look, by sending one o fthe TEs and/or RB out. The routes are different, the blocking is different, the plays they can check to, therefore, are completely different.
OB has his OWN thing going on ... how many times did you see a WR or TE line up in the backfield under McD? How many times were there two TEs? How often was Welker lined up at split-end under McD?
It's oranges and McD knows apples.
All that is left are probably the five wide and 11 package plays, and the terminilogy that has been used in this offense since before either of these guys got here.
You don't "add" totally a bunch of new plays the players haven't practiced on the fly before the biggest game of the season, and you don't digest a 1000+ bible of plays in one week while game planning.
If McD has any minor impact it will be strategic only, dealing with how NE defends the Broncos players. If he has any REAL impact it won't be for weeks once he has gotten a feel for the new tools this offense works with.
Right now, he is just another set of eyes in the film room and on the field.