After five weeks, it's clear the New England Patriots have changed some things on offense. Only problem is, if you blink, you may miss them.
The return of Josh McDaniel has sparked the innovation pace and how to dictate it. This past Sunday, it was on full display as Bill Belichick, McDaniels, and Brady went full throttle and Denver got throttled.
The Patriots, since 2007, have used uptempo as a way to change the pace, but this year, it's on hyperdrive. Buffalo struggled with the fast pace in week 4, and many coaches are starting to lose sleep thinking about how to defend it.
The fast pace helps the running game as the Patriots run only a handful of plays, so execution is the primary focus. The offense would at the end of one play immediately line up, forcing the Denver defense to keep certain personnel on the field. Not having the ability to sub, the set of running plays now matches up against the defense.
This was evident as the Patriots, for the second straight week went over 250...