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Are the Patriots getting out-schemed?

  1. The offense and defense succeed more due to talent rather than scheme

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  2. The offense and defense succeed more due to scheme than due to talent

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  3. The offense succeeds more due to individual talent, the defense more due to scheme

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  4. The offense succeeds more on scheme, the defense succeeds more on talent

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  1. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

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    Remember from 01-04 when you got the sense we went into games with a schematic advantage? We self-scouted our own tendencies, we knew the other team's offensive and defensive weaknesses, and that all contributed to us making the big play in big moments because we knew ourselves and the other team so well.

    Fast forward to now and the past 3 years, you get the sense that we either go into games evenly matched scheme-wise, or even <gasp> out-schemed. What I mean by this is offensively we basically use the same shot-gun formation over and over, the same 5-10 plays over and over, telegraph what we are doing, and rely on EXECUTION against an increasingly adaptive defense/opponent. Defensively, we seem to use the same weak schemes over and over, less creativity and scouting in how to attack another team's offensive line or how to make their key player disappear from the game plan.

    It seems like nowadays our wins are due to individual plays resulting from talent, rather than scheme and putting the right player in the right spot due to scouting.
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    I'm not sure how you get outschemed when you are literally decimated by injuries on both sides of the ball. Last year when the players were healthy and made plays, the coaches look "brilliant".

    I mean how do you blame scheme for a 40yr old Seau being forced to play significantly and getting juked on Branch's flukey 60yard play. Stuff happens.
  3. Rob0729

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    I think the bigger question is how many threads are you going to start either directly or indirect to bash McDaniels. Don't you get tired of being a one trick pony? Seriously?
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    We have poor coordinators, no doubt about that. The players are doing it all themselves.
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