Meant to post this earlier. It's an interesting tidbit from a TMQ article (though the first half of the article drives me crazy): Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints would be a wonderful Super Bowl - ESPN I'm wondering if Maroney might benefit from this approach. It'd definitely give him more space to work with, and fewer holes to choose from, so less dancing on his part. And with Moss and Welker spread out, with maybe Watson to help stretch the field, the defense has to be thinking pass. The Pats are in shotgun almost half the time, but it's usually a pass. I can't find numbers on it, but I seem to recall Maroney running out of the shotgun with success in 2007. There have been a few attempts this season, but not many that I can recall. It'd also keep the defense honest on the pass out of the shotgun. I hate to see the Pats go with an empty backfield. I mean, everyone knows it will probably be a pass when the Pats go shotgun. But at least give them a split second of hesitation with a back there. I'm sure this topic has been brought up in the past. And I'm not suggesting we fit the offense to Maroney. But I wouldn't mind seeing it a bit more.