Twelve years ago, those high-flying Rams had Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, and Az-Zahir Hakim. Weapons at every skill position.
“One word I would use would be explosive,” Belichick said. “All those players, they could score pretty much from anywhere on the field.”
The current Patriots might not be built that way, but they’ve generated enough offense for 16 games now to overcome a shaky defense and win their share of games. Sometimes it’s been with the run, but it usually has been through the air, using Brady’s skill and experience to slowly slice up a defense.
“Offensive football is about 11 guys being on the same page,” Brady said. “No matter what you call, you don’t call plays that aren’t designed to gain significant yards. If you execute them the right way, they’re productive.”