Tom Brady is a system quarterback. As long as the system features a strong running game and a handful of receivers that can get open, or maybe an elite deep threat and an elite slot receiver with decent backup targets, or even an elite tight end and a versatile second tight end with a quick outlet receiver or running back, or ... hmm maybe Tom Brady IS the system. Give him a handful of tools to work with and let him figure out how to use them to best advantage, and he'll win you a load of football games.
The only constants in the Patriots offensive "system" during the Belichick and Brady regime is:
- They put their best players on the field.
- They emphasize strengths and minimize weaknesses of the players (AKA They put them in the best position to succeed)
- They give Brady the flexibility to choose the match-ups he likes.
Put their best players on the field
Put them in the best position to succeed
Give Brady the flexibility to choose the match-ups he likes.