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Football Outsiders Article on 2 TE Offenses

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    As the military saying goes : "Amateurs talk about strategy and professionals talk about logistics" . . . I have a feeling that Belichick would say that the analagy works for football with "Amateurs talk about play calls and professionals talk about formations".
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    Formations or perhaps situations. ;)
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    Great find.

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    It's interesting that the article basically discusses the just the running aspect of the 2 TE formation. When you are blessed with TWO TEs who can threaten the middle (when they are healthy together :mad: ), the Passing options of a 2 TE, 2 WR offense can be equally daunting, especially in an age where the Tampa 2 is often the base defense teams use. There are a lot of bad match ups that the 2 TE 2 WR formation creates for the offense.

    BTW- the best point the article made was that it was especially effective against the 3-4 defense. The more I thought on this the more sense it made. Great find, thanks
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    Great stuff. Makes you appreciate how intricately the TE's are involved in the blocking schemes. If we don't resign Graham, its imperative we get a great blocking TE replacement.
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    The article demonstrates Graham's value to the offense although blocking isn't very glamorous. Without Graham, the Pat's run-per-carry against the Bills was 1 yard less than the first Bills game, and that was including Chad Jackson reverse for 17 yards or so.

    Also the Pat's seem to have have made a decision this season not to give Light a TE to help pass block unless there's a serious risk of Brady getting hurt. As a result Graham had 4 catches in a recent game.
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    I loved the stress on how unreadable the personnel package is, in both balanced and imbalanced formations. Guys who can do more than one thing well out of block/catch/run are the keys to versatility.

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