Shotgun not part of winning drive - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston I spoke about this a month ago and with Moss gone now it appears this offense now more than ever would be more productive and keep defenses honest with Brady under center more and less shotgun. The fact that the Patriots drove down the field in overtime without using the shotgun really confused the Ravens who had kept the Pats offense in check much of the game. Maybe without Moss stretching the field, Brady should be under center more? I wish I remembered what formations the Pats used more often in the SB years and especially when Branch was here. Of course the shotgun needs to be used as we have been effective with it over the years,but how much change if any?