Chad O’Shea wants to build offense around what players do best

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Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is expected to be named the head coach of the Dolphins after the Super Bowl and he’s expected to bring Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea with him to run the Miami offense.

Neither man is able to officially accept or talk about what they might have in mind for the Dolphins until the season is over, but they can talk more generally about their football philosophies. O’Shea did that with Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald this week and said he’s looking for players that “share some common traits” while tailoring the entire offense to the strengths of the players on hand.

“I truly still believe in the player,” O’Shea said. “I think that you can have a system in place, but if you don’t have the right players to fit within that system, the system isn’t going to work. I think it’s important to identify what your players that you have available to you do best and to try to build the system around what those players do.”

That sounds pretty familiar to anyone familiar with the way the Patriots have operated offensively over the years. A big part of making that work is the play of the quarterback and the decisions the Dolphins make on that front will have a lot to do with what O’Shea builds in 2019.

21 responses to “Chad O’Shea wants to build offense around what players do best

  1. This is a perfect example of why the Browns succeeded. Haley was all about the process and making the players adapt to him. Kitchens used the same playbook and called plays that fit the player’s abilities. The rest is history. It’s ok to have ideas and concepts, but you can’t be too dogmatic. Which is another reason why BB has been successful.

  2. “livingbeyond40 says:

    January 31, 2019 at 7:12 am

    This is a perfect example of why the Browns succeeded”

    Declaring success already for Cleveland seems a little…. premature?

  3. Too soon to say the Browns have succeeded. They played a last place schedule and it will be harder going forward. Have a higher standard.

  4. Exactly L.B.40..most newly hired coaches do not inherit teams that have players made for their system.It takes time to build your system for it to run smoothly.But everyone expects results now..so the coaches must adapt.They have to know their limits..just like in everyday life.

  5. This staff seems like it will work out well, young, energetic with Caldwell to help them out along the way.

  6. That’s one of the things that’s makes the Patriots so dominant. They don’t have an established system. They create their offenses and defenses around what their players do best and it can change from game-to-game.

    They can run 4-3 one week, 3-4 the next. They can go west coast one week, run and shoot the next, and smash mouth run heavy the following week.

  7. I think if they play a Patriot style of offense they should go get Nick Foles to run the system because he is a really good QB who knows how to win.

  8. somefans says:
    January 31, 2019 at 8:08 am
    Too soon to say the Browns have succeeded. They played a last place schedule and it will be harder going forward. Have a higher standard.

    True, but they played a last place schedule the year before too, and did not do so well.

  9. somefans says:
    January 31, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Too soon to say the Browns have succeeded. They played a last place schedule and it will be harder going forward. Have a higher standard.

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    Meh. Know what the difference is between a first-place schedule and a last-place schedule? Two games.

  10. Too soon to say the Browns have succeeded. They played a last place schedule and it will be harder going forward. Have a higher standard.
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    Browns were tied for 5th hardest schedule last year.

  11. To anyone paying attention, the Browns appear to be an up and coming powerhouse. They have improved tremendously, and barring unforeseen circumstances, should continue to do so. As long as Jimmy Haslam doesn’t stick his nose in too much because he can’t resist ruining a good thing.

  12. If the Patriots lose the Super Bowl Brian Flores and Chad O’Shea will be the scapegoats of the Pats fans for focusing on their next move and not having their heads in the game.

  13. Actually it is “genius at work”.Look at how many teams draft 4-3 linebackers for their 3-4 defense and try to make him fit.Or when they try to use a run stopping LB and have him cover a james white.Patrick Chung was drafted as a CB and was terrible..his 2nd stint at safety changed his career.Bruschi was a DE in college(to small for BBs D) so he converted him to LB..Look how BB utilized Mike Vrabel…the list is endless for every position..trying to make RG3 a pocket QB nearly killed him.So being a genius is really not as complicated as it sounds.

  14. This is a new beginning. Will it be better? Odds are yes. How could not be? Not exactly a tough act to follow. Flores seems to be the right guy. Humble, smart, deserving. He has only one negative. He’s been hired by the kiss of death owner who hasn’t gotten a head coach hire right yet. Will that matter? I sure hope not.

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