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Rulon Velvet Jones
10-07-2009, 03:27 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Josh McDaniels spent two seasons
working with the New England defense so he knew what he was up
against when he became the Patriots quarterbacks coach in 2004.
Now, as head coach of the Broncos, he should have a good idea of
what he'll face when Denver hosts Tom Brady and the Patriots on
Sunday.
McDaniels spent the last three seasons as the Patriots offensive
coordinator. But for Brady, knowing what to expect doesn't always
lead to success.
"They may have information, we have information," he said
Wednesday. "When you're out there, what you see is what you see,
and that's what you've got to react to no matter what they say in
the meeting before the game."
The Patriots (3-1) could line up Sunday in a formation they used
last year to run a certain play. But they could flip that around
and run a different play out of it.
"Yeah, but then Josh goes, 'OK, they're going to flip it,'
because they know that we're going to know," Brady said. "That's
what offensive football is all about. You don't want to have all of
these huge tendencies as an offense, where on first down we throw
it 100 percent of the time. Part of it is those tendencies. You
have to change those tendencies."
While the Patriots' defensive players have changed dramatically
this year, almost all the offensive starters are the ones who
started under McDaniels.
Brady hasn't been nearly as dominant as he was in 2007 when he
threw an NFL-record 50 touchdown passes for an offense,
masterminded by McDaniels, that set another league record with 589
points. So far, the 2007 NFL MVP has thrown four touchdown passes
and is just 17th in quarterback rating.
The Patriots don't have an offensive coordinator, so coach Bill
Belichick has a large role in running the offense. Bill O'Brien
moved up to quarterbacks coach this year from wide receivers coach,
and Brady said there's a period of adjustment.
"That's a process," he said. "It's learning a different
personality and a person who coaches a different way, who's their
own person. They're not Josh, they're not coach Belichick. Billy is
really his own man and he's done a great job."
O'Brien joined the Patriots in 2007 as an assistant after 14
years as a college coach. McDaniels' first season was 2001 when he
was a personnel assistant. He spent the next two years working with
the defensive backs.
Brady realized in 2004, McDaniels' first year as quarterbacks
coach, that he had a solid grasp of the offense.
"He had studied under the defense for a while, and I think he
really brought that over to the offense," Brady said. "He said,
'All right guys, well, this is how they're trying to stop us, so
here's how we're going to beat it."'
Now McDaniels is on the other side. He knows what the Patriots
offense does and it's up to him to stop it.
The Broncos (4-0) defense has stopped everyone this season,
allowing a total of 26 points.
"I was very impressed with the time I spent with Josh here,"
Belichick said. "He's a smart guy, knows football, understands, I
think, all the elements of the game - personnel, strategy, offense,
defense, motivation, all the different elements of it, and he's got
a lot of poise.
"He's cool under pressure and he did a great job for us here.
And it doesn't surprise me that he's doing well out there."
Other former Patriots assistants didn't fare so well when they
first became head coaches - defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel
ultimately was fired by the Cleveland Browns, as was Eric Mangini
by the New York Jets. Former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis is
still the head coach at Notre Dame, though his teams have struggled
early in his tenure.
But McDaniels has succeeded so far. Brady expected that from the
assistant he first worked with in 2004.
"It doesn't surprise me at all. From being around him for as
long as I had, and being in as many meetings, I know he's always so
well-prepared and so diligent," Brady said. "It'll be a little
strange seeing him on the other sideline, but I guess we're kind of
used to that around here."

Archer81
10-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Asking for comment, the reporter accidentally looked Brady in the eyes, becoming lost in his 10,000 watt smile and the clear azulean blue of his eyes, and forgot to write an article...


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Captain Bronco
10-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Asking for comment, the reporter accidentally looked Brady in the eyes, becoming lost in his 10,000 watt smile and the clear azulean blue of his eyes, and forgot to write an article...


:Broncos:

nice

TailgateNut
10-07-2009, 03:38 PM
Asking for comment, the reporter accidentally looked Brady in the eyes, becoming lost in his 10,000 watt smile and the clear azulean blue of his eyes, and forgot to write an article...


:Broncos:


:rofl:

WABronco
10-07-2009, 04:59 PM
Asking for comment, the reporter accidentally looked Brady in the eyes, becoming lost in his 10,000 watt smile and the clear azulean blue of his eyes, and forgot to write an article...


:Broncos:

That's better than Andrea Kremer wanting to get it on right there on the field during postgame...

cutthemdown
10-07-2009, 06:11 PM
Brady would have never made it back in the 80's when Marino, Kelly, Elway, Aikmen were making names for themselves. Those guys got pounded after the throw and they didn't protect them like they do now.

Even with the rules that protect them Brady already missed a whole yr of football. He would be a physical wreck back in the day.

Brady is soft and if we get to his legs he will have a long day.

mizzoutigers
10-07-2009, 06:37 PM
take a 15 yard penalty and hurt him

theAPAOps5
10-07-2009, 06:40 PM
Asking for comment, the reporter accidentally looked Brady in the eyes, becoming lost in his 10,000 watt smile and the clear azulean blue of his eyes, and forgot to write an article...


:Broncos:

Entranced the reporter stumbled forward and came within 3 feet of Brady's knees. He was flagged for roughing the passer. He will be fined on the play as well.

When the reporter countered that he isn't a player Roger Goodell said shush... I am the decider!

Tailgater
10-07-2009, 07:08 PM
Brady would have never made it back in the 80's when Marino, Kelly, Elway, Aikmen were making names for themselves. Those guys got pounded after the throw and they didn't protect them like they do now.

Even with the rules that protect them Brady already missed a whole yr of football. He would be a physical wreck back in the day.

Brady is soft and if we get to his legs he will have a long day.

Brady was hit more often in the 2006 & 2007 seasons than any qb in football. I seem to remember he had pretty good seasons those two years.

He never missed a start in his career until last year. He was 3rd behind Farve & Manning in that regard.

Real soft. Sure he is. :P

Circle Orange
10-07-2009, 07:26 PM
Tell pencil legs to watch his back. Hopefully the refs won't listen to him whine when anyone gets within 10 freaking yards.

Houshyamama
10-07-2009, 07:58 PM
I wonder if Dumervil will get flagged when he tears off Brady's head and tosses it into the crowd

TailgateNut
10-07-2009, 08:03 PM
I wonder if Dumervil will get flagged when he tears off Brady's head and tosses it into the crowd

After the third sack Brady will be running for the locker room to change his panties.

cutthemdown
10-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Tell pencil legs to watch his back. Hopefully the refs won't listen to him whine when anyone gets within 10 freaking yards.

He's going down.

cutthemdown
10-07-2009, 08:07 PM
Brady was hit more often in the 2006 & 2007 seasons than any qb in football. I seem to remember he had pretty good seasons those two years.

He never missed a start in his career until last year. He was 3rd behind Farve & Manning in that regard.

Real soft. Sure he is. :P

Meh they don't let the hit QB like they used to. Bill Pickell, Greg Townsend used to hit elway after every throw, in the head, out of bounds, whatever. It's just not the same now.

Brady will hang in there and take a hit though I agree he has mental toughness. My point is his legs are frail, he is not a workout warrior. If we get to him, I think we can put him out the game.

ward63
10-07-2009, 08:52 PM
We are fined $5,000 each for thinking about injuring "The QB of a Lifetime"

hambone13
10-07-2009, 09:21 PM
Asking for comment, the reporter accidentally looked Brady in the eyes, becoming lost in his 10,000 watt smile and the clear azulean blue of his eyes, and forgot to write an article...


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Out-***'n- standing.... I vote for this one...

hambone13
10-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Brady was hit more often in the 2006 & 2007 seasons than any qb in football. I seem to remember he had pretty good seasons those two years.

He never missed a start in his career until last year. He was 3rd behind Farve & Manning in that regard.

Real soft. Sure he is. :P

The Eyes Got you too huh.....jeez

hambone13
10-07-2009, 09:30 PM
We are fined $5,000 each for thinking about injuring "The QB of a Lifetime"

I love this thread

lazarus4444
10-07-2009, 10:14 PM
I wonder if Dumervil will get flagged when he tears off Brady's head and tosses it into the crowd

This comment here is QFT! :strong:

Paladin
10-07-2009, 10:30 PM
I wonder if Dumervil will get flagged when he tears off Brady's head and tosses it into the crowd

Only if the head is still in the helmet........

uplink
10-07-2009, 10:36 PM
We are fined $5,000 each for thinking about injuring "The QB of a Lifetime"

He hired guys to shoot at crashers to his wedding; so the notice is served you don't mess with Brady on or off the field.

mhgaffney
10-07-2009, 10:37 PM
Cut must be on crack to think Brady is soft.

Bull ****.

But I have high hopes. The ex pat McDaniels knows the Pats inside and out.

This could be one of those all time great games.

MHG

Rigs11
10-07-2009, 10:41 PM
Brady will meet his DOOM!

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05uK8aC3x083B/610x.jpg

BroncoMan4ever
10-07-2009, 10:45 PM
I wonder if Dumervil will get flagged when he tears off Brady's head and tosses it into the crowd

i bet he gets an excessive celebration penalty

Beantown Bronco
10-08-2009, 03:58 AM
Brady was hit more often in the 2006 & 2007 seasons than any qb in football.

Liar. I know for a fact that this isn't true. He probably wasn't even in the top 5.

rmsanger
10-08-2009, 04:00 AM
We better make those roughing the passer penalties count and really rough him up...

peacepipe
10-08-2009, 05:05 AM
Brady would have never made it back in the 80's when Marino, Kelly, Elway, Aikmen were making names for themselves. Those guys got pounded after the throw and they didn't protect them like they do now.
Even with the rules that protect them Brady already missed a whole yr of football. He would be a physical wreck back in the day.

Brady is soft and if we get to his legs he will have a long day.Jesus, LT would of had a field day.

ward63
10-08-2009, 06:49 AM
Jesus, LT would of had a field day.

If he played now, it'd be a flag day

oubronco
10-08-2009, 07:00 AM
take a 15 yard penalty and hurt him

I Agree