derekshank Posted October 30, 2009 Report Share Posted October 30, 2009 I was thinking about the Bears game and how great of a game Brat called. Then I thought back to the Packers game, and what a great game he called. And I started thinking about the difference between those two games and the other 5 he has called. The difference I came up with? Dropped passes.Brat takes a lot of heat for his predictability, but I've been impressed the entire season with how he creates mismatches. In fact, if Coats didn't have such horrible hands, we'd probably be talking about the offensive juggernaut instead of the cardiac cats. I think specifically of the unbalanced line to show what Brat is doing this year. He lost his two starting TEs, so he made up for it with the use of an extra OT. It's not quite as crazy looking as the Wildcat... but if this were Parcells or Belichick, the media would be on their balls for this formation. Especially in the instance when they used Peko as a FB, or when Palmer threw a pass from that formation.Last year was really bad. Injuries took a toll, and Brat didn't have enough tricks up his sleeve to make up for what was a terribly untalented O-Line. This year though, with a ton of inexperienced players, he brought a new approach. It might not be as sexy as a trick play formation like the Wildcat... but I think it shows how Brat is learning to adapt his gameplan to the talent he has. He's creating mismatches by making full use of the talent available to him. Props. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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