Rebuilding The Patriots For 2021 And Beyond

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Ok, I am not going to really beat this to death, but I have seen Brady change things at the line and move out of plays and put players over into other positions with my own eyes and so has Lazar because he literally talks about it in your article. But does not really matter really, good luck finding a Brady again.

So you're saying that Brady reading the defense and changing things at the line equates to him being a chameleon and changing to fit the game plan?
I don't see it that way at all. Brady didn't change.
Brady would have to be able to read the D and change a play regardless of the game plan. That's part of what made him the GOAT.
From my view, the coaches devised the game plan to hide our weaknesses and to take advantage of the other team's weaknesses and Brady followed the script.

A system that Brady help build. Not my words. belichicks words. I can show you where Belichick said that if you want. I am not sure why its so hard to say that maybe Brady might have had something to do with the last 19 years other than throw a ball or hand off, which was the quote from Chev. Cam can throw the ball and hand off too, how did that go. I imagine when the coaches settle on a QB for this team, they might want him to be a bit more then that. He must have taken the system with him, because he had 40 td passes this year for Tampa with an idiot for a head coach.

Everybody wants to blame Cam for our lousy season but this year was about far far more than Cam's presence and Brady's absence.
Actually, Cam's O did as well as Brady's O in 2019 for the Pats. Before you go off & say something you shouldn't, you should read and learn from the article below. Stats included.

From the Athletic
Even though many want to blame Cam and the offense for our bad season, it was the defense that caused us to have a 7-9 season.

A predictable narrative took hold as the defeats piled up for the 7-9 New England Patriots this season: The team simply wasn’t the same without quarterback Tom Brady. How could it be? The narrative was undeniably true in important ways. Passing frequency plummeted without Brady. Quarterback runs proliferated with Cam Newton in his place. An offense that already wasn’t pretty by New England standards in Brady’s final season with the team became downright ugly with almost zero panache in the passing game.

But in assessing raw output without regard for playing style,s the Patriots got about as much production from their 2020 offense as they got from the 2019 version. While conventional stats can capture this decently — both offenses averaged about 1.9 points per drive, for example — the expected points added (EPA) metric is especially well suited for measuring total output regardless of form. By that measure, New England’s offense was among the five stablest offensive or defensive units in the league, year over year.
The Patriots’ defense was actually the NFL unit whose production regressed the most from 2019. No other offensive or defensive unit came close to changing as much. This aspect of New England’s decline from 12-4 to 7-9 was easy to overlook with so much focus naturally on Brady’s absence.

Below we run through the offensive and defensive units that experienced the largest EPA changes year over year. First, a big congratulations to the Washington Football Team, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and New Orleans Saints. These were the only teams whose defenses experienced EPA improvements from 2019 as crowd noise became a non-factor for road offenses. The offensive scoring gap that had always separated home teams from road teams disappeared in 2020 as stadiums fell silent. That is why you’ll see defensive teams dominate the “largest declines” category, with offenses dominating the “largest gains” section.

Five Largest EPA Declines, 2019 to 2020

1Patriots Defense+220.6-73.0-293.6
2Vikings Defense+51.7-114.8-166.5
3Titans Defense+32.7-130.8-163.5
4Jets Defense+57.4-90.7-148.1
5Bills Defense+98.3-41.1-139.4

1. New England Patriots defense

The Patriots’ 2019 defense ranks No. 1 in EPA out of 670 defenses since 2000, ahead of the 2000 and 2003 Baltimore Ravens. There was nowhere to go but down from such heights, and that is exactly where New England headed defensively, helped along by multiple factors.

The 2019 Patriots faced the NFL’s easiest schedule of opposing quarterbacks. Their schedule appeared tougher heading into 2020 with games against Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson. Derek Carr was playing well when the Patriots faced him. Josh Allen’s emergence as a high-producing quarterback within the AFC East contributed. Losing linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung to COVID-19 opt-outs hurt. New England allowed 22 touchdown passes this season after allowing only 13 the year before. The Patriots collected seven fewer interceptions and allowed an additional 1.5 yards per pass attempt.

The Patriots actually improved in offensive EPA from last season while their scoring average plummeted from 23.1 offensive points per game to 18.6. That would seem to be impossible on the surface, but the team’s unusually dominant defensive performance last season set up the offense in easier scoring situations. EPA measures production in relation to expectation. Teams taking over possession with shorter fields should score more. The 2019 Patriots did just that. The 2020 team collected 14 fewer turnovers than the 2019 version. Its average starting field position was worse by 4.2 yards per drive. The 2020 team’s average drives were longer by about one-half play and by 17 seconds on average. New England had 157 offensive possessions, down from 190 last season.


The Patriots missed Tom Brady, but their biggest decline was on defense


The Patriots' defense, the Titans' defense and the Bills' offense are among the units with the biggest year over year changes in 2020.

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Ok, I am not going to really beat this to death, but ....
Way, way, WAYYYY to late for that. This is supposed to be a thread about rebuilding the Pats in 2021, and 2/3 of the posts are you and Mazz pumping up Brady.

News Flash: Brady has nothing to do with rebuilding the 2021 Pats.

Brady's not a Pat. Let it go.
 

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Watson has indicated that he would want to be traded Miami. The Fins have the Texans top pick from the Tunsil trade.

 
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Watson has indicated that he would want to be traded Miami. The Fins have the Texans top pick from the Tunsil trade.


That's pure speculation by Mortensen. BS just like his report on the # of deflated balls.
 

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That's pure speculation by Mortensen. BS just like his report on the # of deflated balls.
Maybe. Everything is speculation right now. But it makes sense given the picks involved. Although I highly doubt the Fins give Tua to Houston but then again if they really want Watson, they might.
 
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Eliot Wolf will replace Caserio...

Maybe. Eliot Wolf was brought in as a consultant before the 2020 draft to be a fresh voice and mind in discussions regarding players in the draft.
Maybe he and Caserio were at odds a few times. Idk but it's a question I'll ask some folks.
 

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Maybe. Eliot Wolf was brought in as a consultant before the 2020 draft to be a fresh voice and mind in discussions regarding players in the draft.
Maybe he and Caserio were at odds a few times. Idk but it's a question I'll ask some folks.
Wolf was a hot name a few years ago. Is he the son of Ron Wolf?
 
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