Originally Posted by Rausch
And it should.
Only for reasons of comparison (we have the old NE coaches and GM.)
The first WHOLE year Brady started they ran first and played good defense.
They won ugly games.
They DID NOT put up any significant rushing or passing stats.
They WON A SUPER BOWL.
As each year went by they seemed to move the slider more from defense to offense and kept changing their game.
Managed to keep winning jewelry.
My point would be that the first 1/4 year and then whole season Brady was completely leashed. They ran the ball and completely depended on the defense.
Only later did Brady become Brady (when he had that confidence that he KNEW HE didn't have to make it happen.)
Years later he learned he COULD make it happen.
They let him figure that out in time, all on his own...
I think it is more of the people who say that they won't be happy until the QB does X, and then ignore the fact that they did what they wanted and start bitching about the QB failing to do Y...