Vance Joseph: Patriots offense looks like how a defensive guy would call plays

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It’s well known that Patriots offensive play caller Matt Patricia’s background is on the defensive side of the ball, but it wouldn’t be a mystery to Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph if he was flying blind into Monday night’s game.

Joseph has been studying the Patriots offense as he prepares his unit for the Week 14 matchup. He told reporters on Thursday that he can see Patricia’s history in the kind of plays that are being called because it’s the way defensive-minded coaches approach the game.

“I see an offense that’s running the football well. It’s a very conservative pass game — lot of screens, all kind of screens. It’s how a defensive guy would call offensive plays — ‘let’s not turn the ball over, let’s get 4 yards a play, and let’s try to burn clock,'” Joseph said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “That’s what they’re doing and that’s what he’s going to do on Monday night. He’s going to be patient. Maybe take a shot from time to time. But for the most part, it’s run game, it’s quick game, and it’s screens.”

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was less than thrilled with the quick game the last time the Patriots took the field, so we’ll see if the Patriots try something different to throw Joseph and the Cardinals off on Monday night.

51 responses to “Vance Joseph: Patriots offense looks like how a defensive guy would call plays

  1. He was a bad rocket scientist and worse head coach. I hated him as a defensive coach but he is God awful as an offensive coach.

  2. The only question is how long will Robert Kraft wait before deciding he’s seen enough? Will he make a move after this season, or will he give Bill one more to try and right the ship? That’s really the only question, because it’s pretty apparent that Bills idea of trying to turn a defensive coordinator into an offensive play caller has failed, and Mac Jones has taken a step backwards not progressed

  3. I don’t think anybody associated with this Cardinals trainwreck should be commenting on any other team.

  4. The Patriots offense is being ran the way I would run it… and I don’t have a ton of offensive or defensive play calling experience at all…

  5. McDaniel will be able to come back again next year. Hes not an HC. Then the Pats can get Brady back and we can watch the total patriot ship sink faster than the titanic. it will be GLORRRRIOUS

  6. Yes, the Patriots should open up the offense, but how will that happen? Who’s going to call those plays? While it’s true that the o-line is a weak spot, that doesn’t mean you have to be this conservative. It’s not like the line was so much better when Josh McDaniels was the OC, and he didn’t hesitate to dial up some more aggressive plays. If there aren’t large-scale changes to the offensive coaching next year, it’ll be another wasted season–and possibly the ruination of a once-promising QB.

  7. Yesteryear’s team is in last place in AFC East and preparing to lose another. Cheers!

  8. He just described my Madden style of play to a T. It works well if you have to right players in key positions.

  9. See if BoB opts out of Bama’s meaningless bowl game, and if he doesn’t get a HC job and there are not to many college ones left to run the Pats offense for the rest of the year. Patricia is very obvious to what he is going to do on his play calling and trying to be smart and go opposite of what he would as a D-coordinator just makes it that much more obvious.

  10. It also looks like how a team with no QB would call plays. Which Vance would know well about starting with his time in Denver.

  11. ok Vance – now you set yourself up LOL. How you gonna look if they put 30 up on you.

    Matty P and Billy B will be grinning and saying “how do you like them apples”

    can’t wait

  12. Here’s what the Krafts should do. I don’t fire Belichick right after the season. He deserves a chance to come up with a logical plan for the offensive coaching staff. He’s has Super Bowl wins. As long he recognizes he needs to bring in true offensive coaches, then he should be brought back. If he refuses to make changes and wants to bring back Patricia & Judge in the respective roles, then I’d fire him. Or if a another team wants him, you trade him.

  13. mrv072 says:
    December 9, 2022 at 10:19 am
    Here’s what the Krafts should do. I don’t fire Belichick right after the season. He deserves a chance to come up with a logical plan for the offensive coaching staff. He’s has Super Bowl wins. As long he recognizes he needs to bring in true offensive coaches, then he should be brought back. If he refuses to make changes and wants to bring back Patricia & Judge in the respective roles, then I’d fire him. Or if a another team wants him, you trade him.
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    This sounds exactly like the playbook on how the Dolphins got rid of Don Shula. Let’s see what happens.

    Florio brought up the trade idea for BB recently. Hard to see that for a 71 year old coach. If it was 5 years ago absolutely you could put BB on the block and ask for the moon from a coach-needy team. And get it.

  14. Everything will make sense if Patriots fans are willing to face the reality : Belichick is a garbage on offense.

    Nothing will make sense if they are not.

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    This sounds exactly like the playbook on how the Dolphins got rid of Don Shula. Let’s see what happens.

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    Not even close

  16. Everything will make sense if Patriots fans are willing to face the reality : Belichick is a garbage on offense.
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    Built an offense around the slot receiver. Welker redefined the position.

    The 2 TE offense, while not necessarily revolutionary, was unique to the era. Gronk was borderline unstoppable.

    And then of course you have 2007, which was the best offense of all-time, with the Moss trade as the catalyst.

    Pretty impressive for a clueless guy to reinvent his offense 3 times….

  17. Pretty impressive for a clueless guy to reinvent his offense 3 times….

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    Yes it’s true, Brady WAS the system (BB had to reinvent nothing) and as a head coach, holistically BB has a losing record sans Brady and will continue again this season with another losing record while Brady rolls into his 3rd consecutive post season including a SB win…+ yet another new coach/system.

  18. (BB had to reinvent nothing)
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    I’m not a Patriots fan, even I can identify the differences in the offense over the years.

    Pretty funny Brady is the first to acknowledge his teammates while the Brady shriners will not.

  19. The fact is Tom Brady will never be acknowledged as a top 10 greatest of all time QB. The cheating suspension has a lot to do with that, as does the fact he hasn’t won a single thing for his teammates, his team has won all his rings for him. Any QB could have done that. Also he’s a product of his team. When his team is great so is he. When it’s not like 2019 and this season he ain’t all that.

    Truth hurts.

  20. This sounds exactly like the playbook on how the Dolphins got rid of Don Shula. Let’s see what happens.
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    There were alot of moving pieces there.

    Ownership changed with Joe Robbie passing away, Huizenga was able to lure Jimmy Johnson back to coaching. Shula probably would have limped along a few more years if Jimmy said no.

    .. for Kraft, who on earth would you move on to after having a guy take you to 9 Super Bowls? It like firing Lombardi. Shula went to 6 Super Bowls, but that was spread across 3 different decades.

    If Kraft hands management off to his son, then I could see a move being made. I just can’t see Kraft pulling the trigger. Maybe the Buffalo wins the Super Bowl, and Bill will see the proverbial writing on the wall.

  21. I’m not a Patriots fan, even I can identify the differences in the offense over the years.

    Pretty funny Brady is the first to acknowledge his teammates while the Brady shriners will not.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Did you figure out how Rachaad White was able to get into endzone from 3 yard line against Saints?

    That is what Brady has done since 2001, which turned Pats around.

  22. Rachaad White was wide open, wasn’t he? like Troy Brown, Deion Branch, James White, Julian Edelman, wasn’t he?

    Where are those wide open slot receivers since Brady left? So kindly don’t claim that you saw dozens of such plays. If so, every QB would be able to turn cheap slot receivers into top play makers.

    Watch harder, again, and again and again, until you figure out what Brady did in the play.

  23. That is what Brady has done since 2001, which turned Pats around.

    0 7 Rate This

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    LOL, I guess that fans of Belichick the garbage think these dislikes will bring back those “easy” throws and “easy” routes.

  24. Did you figure out how Rachaad White was able to get into endzone from 3 yard line against Saints?
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    Tom Brady takes handoff
    Tom Brady deflates football to his liking
    Tom Bradys spirit Donovan Smith to make a perfect hold
    Tom Brady makes a perfect pass with his remaining strength
    Tom Brady uses Jedi force power to propel White to the endzone
    Tom Brady heads to sideline for avocado ice cream

  25. Where are those wide open slot receivers since Brady left?
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    Godwin, Chris

  26. If so, every QB would be able to turn cheap slot receivers into top play makers.
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    They have. Its a fixture for most every team.

    Do you watch football?

  27. Watch harder, again, and again and again, until you figure out what Brady did in the play.
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    My Union rate is $56.65

    For a Brady fan, I’ll give you a special; $999,999,999,999.99/hour

  28. Tom Brady deflates football to his liking

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    LOL, another GMG, who believe it because Brady destroyed his phone, right?

    I guess that a man should drop his pants when he is accused of stealing someone’s money, shouldn’t you?

  29. If so, every QB would be able to turn cheap slot receivers into top play makers.
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    They have. Its a fixture for most every team.

    Do you watch football?

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    Yes, I watched. Name a cheap slot receiver became a top play maker for a QB.

  30. Tom Brady deflates football to his liking

    And then Tommy smashed his cell phone to cover it up

  31. Yes, I watched. Name a cheap slot receiver became a top play maker for a QB.
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    Lockett
    Baldwin
    Kupp

    Welker changed the game to the extent that these guys are drafted in the early rounds. SCORES of examples.

  32. 3rd rounder, clueless.

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    Antonio Brown was a 6th round. He must be a cheap slot receiver, right?

    Enjoy.

  33. Probably the most intelligent observation you’ve made yet.

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    Will be liked by lot of fans of Belichick the garbage. LOL

  34. Love to hear this as a Patriots fan. I hope more coaches use the media to laugh in Bill’s face. The coaching staff was his call, the resulted failure was his call and he deserves to be held accountable. I hope he’s 10x more embarrassed than the fans are and believe me we are EMBARRASSED.

  35. Patriots offense looks exactly like what everyone expected when we found out Patricia and Judge would be running it.

    Did BB expect something better than this? If so, why?

  36. Did BB expect something better than this? If so, why?

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    That is where Pats fans should ask themselves again and again and again. Any sane fans should have seen it wouldn’t work, especially with a new offensive system.

    So the only reasonable answer is that no one else was willing to take the job, INCLUDING Belichick whose fans believe he was a genius on offense.

  37. carloswlassiter says:
    December 9, 2022 at 9:38 pm
    Patriots offense looks exactly like what everyone expected when we found out Patricia and Judge would be running it.

    Did BB expect something better than this? If so, why?
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    A question he’ll have to answer for Kraft if he hasn’t already.

  38. LOL, I guess that fans of Belichick the garbage think these dislikes will bring back those “easy” throws and “easy” routes.

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    Where are those easy throws this year? Why can’t he do it with top notch talent at the wr position?

    28th in scoring this year….what’s your excuse for that?

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