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So, what was that bit on MNF about Brady not wearing a wristband for playcalling?

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  1. Shockt327

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    I didn't understand what they were implying...

    ...and how they wanted him to be like Peyton by audiblizing at the LOS or whatever...
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    I thought they were saying he did wear one and then went on to talk about how they had 3,000 plays in the playbook or something like that?

    Anyway, it's a long game with a lot of down time, they have to fill it somehow. Better than listening to Remy and Orsillo discuss Remy's lack of a hobby.
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    Pay attention.

    He DOES wear a wristband and THAT's what they commented on.

    Somewhat toung-in-cheek that he needed one, followed by comments that the Pats have thousands of plays. The offense is a huddle play call, everyone read the D at the LOS, check with me the QB, run the pattern option depending on the coverage style offense.
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    Yes. Jaws, I think was joking that he was surprised that Brady still wears a wrist band, and Gruden commented that he must have 3,000 plays written on that thing. They were just joking around.
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    Didn't they say they experimented with letting him call his own plays and wave his arms around like a conductor performing Flight of the Bumblebee (in other words like Peyton)?
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    Yeah, they did. I thought that some of those comments were funny as hell, and actually showed the kind of respect they had for him, and for the complexity of this offense.
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    I thought it was just the opposite: IMO they were complimenting Brady for directing an offense that was just as, if not more complex than that of the Colts - and doing it all very calmly and subtly, in direct contrast to Manning's theatrics.

    In other words it was a compliment of Brady and if anything it was implicitly a subtle jab at Manning. In no way did I get the feeling that they were suggesting Brady act more like Manning at the LOS.
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    The biggest difference is that at times manning essentially calls the play from scratch at the line, where as the Patriots tend to have set plays which in turn have set variations and options off of them. Once they are at the line, they don't need the QB to call a brand new play from scratch, merely call which adjustment or option is being used.
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    This. My take too.

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    this.........
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    I'm asking specifically because I didn't fully hear it. Jeez.
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    Didn't Gruden also say that no QB in the NFL does more to direct his offense than Brady does?
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    Why doesn't Peyton need one? Are all of the plays in his giant cranium? Or does the wristband somehow match up with the offensive coordinator?
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    I read somewhere a while back that the primary difference in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage between the two was that the Colt's Offensive Coordinator would give Manning three plays; after breaking the huddle he would make his pre-snap reads, and change the play (or pretend to change the play) to one of those other calls based on what he saw. While Brady does sometimes audible to a completely different play, his reaction to the pre-snap read is to make sure he and everyone else is on the same page; as opposed to a completely different play the receivers run deep, run a quick curl, etc.

    So while Manning gets all this credit for 'calling his own plays' it's not really that, and it's really not all that different from what Brady is doing. Regardless they are both great quarterbacks, and they both are among the best if not the best at making decisions based on those pre-snap reads of the opposing defense.
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    Interesting.

    On a related note, I had always assumed that the plays had such exotic names that they would use a far simpler code over into the headset (eg play 69) and then Brady would look up play 69, and call it by its long name in the huddle that makes sense to everyone (triple stack left, z corner, doulbe outpost, button hook up her ass, eat me)

    Is that not what the wrist band is for?

    -- FRITZ
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    That is what I have learned.

    You only have 40 seconds (play clock) to relay the play, break huddle, do the pre-snap read, get the D to tip its hand, etc., etc. So the more time Brady has to decipher the D and make any necessary changes, the better. Also it's not just the play number, it's also formation and motion. The '04 playbook had 36 different formations and 12 different motions, in which you ran the plays out of.

    So I would imagine the call would go like "Dolphins left switch (formation) Y flex 6 (motion: Y flex out to 6 tech) 36 (play)."
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    Pretty sure Manning doesn't wear a wristband with the play sheet, just standard wristbands. They were loosely veiling that it's more impressive to just know it all off the top of your head (a la Peyton), but gave due props to Brady.
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    Peyton keeps the plays in his neck. Sorry. I had too.
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    Gruden was on his knees all night.
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