I know it's a little presumptious, and these arguments involving stats always go around in circles, but everything about that system in NE is great. If someone is having an off day, someone else is bound to pickup the slack whether it be Brady, Dillon, the defense, etc etc.
I don't mean to undermine the guy's talent because he's great and consistent as all hell, but is he the type of guy you could build a franchise around? Is there anything he did this season individually
that gives him an edge to pick him above anyone else in the league?
9th in QB rating
12th in comp
17th in %
10th in yards
I dont understand why people say things like that. Its not like he sucked under one system and is now good under Belicheck.
I know, and we won't really know how much he or Brady effected the team until one of them leaves. The closest example I can think of is Phil Jackson with the Lakers. The best coach of his time if not of all time led them to multiple titles. He leaves, and they're fighting for a shot to make the playoffs. In his earlier years with them they played as a team and dominated (at least before the Shaq/Kobe feud began.)
I'm not saying Brady would suck without Belicheck, I'm just trying to point out how valuable a coach can be. Would Brady have the same success under the same staff as the 9-7, 8-8 patriots?
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