Bill Belichick: Tom Brady’s running the offense he’s run his whole career

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There will be plenty of familiar feelings for Tom Brady when he returns to Gillette Stadium on Sunday night for the first time since leaving the Patriots for the Buccaneers as a free agent in 2020 and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that there’s familiarity with the offense Brady is leading into New England.

Belichick was asked at his press conference if the offense Bruce Arians is running with the Bucs is different from the ones he ran before Brady came to Tampa. Belichick said “totally” and went on to say that the offense looks more like the one that Brady ran during their time together in New England.

“It’s the offense he’s run his whole career,” Belichick said. “Well, I mean, as it evolved here, but you know. The running game is the running game. The running game is different, but passing game’s the passing game. That’s pretty similar. I mean, you could call almost every play from the flare control to the protection, you know, similar to the way we do it.”

That should help Belichick prepare the team’s defense for Sunday night’s game, but any scheme is only as good as the players operating it. He called Brady “as tough as any quarterback there is or ever has been” and he’ll have to try to stop him for the first time this weekend.

13 responses to “Bill Belichick: Tom Brady’s running the offense he’s run his whole career

  1. Unfortunately, I don’t see this game being close. However if the Pats somehow pull out the win, Belichick will be even more legendry.

  2. There’s not a regular season game imaginable that could make Belichick more legendary. This is like, at best, maybe the 30th biggest game of the man’s career. It’s a nice story, and both sides would like to win, but this is week 4 and nothing is really at stake.

  3. However if the Pats somehow pull out the win, Belichick will be even more legendry.

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    He is already legendry for taking the credits that he didn’t deserve, like the SB against Bills (40 minutes of Parcel’s offense in SB).

  4. I disagree. Belichicks defensive game plan from that Super Bowl is in the Hall ofFame.

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    He is already legendry for taking the credits that he didn’t deserve, like the SB against Bills (40 minutes of Parcel’s offense in SB).

  5. jed699 says:
    September 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm
    This game is as close to the Super Bowl as the Patriots are going to get this year.
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    That just makes it more exciting!

  6. Did Brady throw those bombs with the Pats, excepting with Moss? He dinked and dunked. But BB knows what he’s talking about. Still with those weapons, the Bucs should achieve more. The Bucs should run their offense not Brady’s. I wouldn’t be surprised if BB wins this one. The Bucs defense is weak this year. Mac should attack the back.

  7. Brady runs the entire show in Tampa. It’s actually Joe Gibbs’ philosophy. Belichick, as Defensive Coordinator for the Giants back in the day had a tough time defending against Gibbs, even though Gibbs never had a HOF QB. It was the design of the offense and the short passes on first down that set up everything. How do you defend 2nd and one? Belichick couldn’t stop it, so he borrowed it for himself. It’s what smart people do. Tommy mastered it, so he took it with him to Tampa. It’s joe Gibbs. Gibbs won three super bowls with 3 different non-HOF QB’s. Most great coaches never won anything without a HOF QB. Gibbs was the master.

  8. The pats have been running the Run n shoot since Moss was there… and maybe before. However they run it better with smarter receivers than any other team in history.
    Option routes came strictly from Mouse Davis’ system. Belichick perfected it. Arians ran something close and Brady got them to run it the same as they did in NE. And he got them to bring in the guys who knew how to do it with Gronk and Antonio.

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