The question seems broad: What makes the Patriots offense so special?
And the answer seems obvious: Tom Brady.
Even with a ton of roster turnover — Rob Gronkowski is injured, and most of last year’s top receivers are gone — few expect the Patriots to be anything but stellar on offense again.
But it’s too simplistic to chalk up this dominance to a freak of a quarterback. Brady wasn’t born a football savant — he worked his way, tirelessly, into one.
The Patriots offense has taken on the personality of its chief; Brady’s talent and smarts carry the team a long way. But the offense wouldn’t be consistently stellar without the tireless preparation and intelligence of the other players and coaching staff.
Here, then, is a look at how three main factors have led to a decade of offensive dominance. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.