Originally written December 29, 2012 on Patriots Life:
There is a fantastic read in the Wall Street Journal on the Patriots one word, ultra fast no huddle offense. Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe kind of revealed this to the world back in October, but the Patriots have been taking a page out of the Chip Kelly Oregon offenses. An offense that lives by the mantra of the more plays the better.According to the WSJ article, the Patriots are only 84 plays away from breaking the record set by the 1994 Patriots for most plays run in a season.Setting a record is no sure thing. The Patriots have averaged 74.4 plays per game this season. But they've run as many as 92 plays in a game.No other team has come close to their pace in 2012. They've run 102 more plays than the Denver Broncos—more than a full game's worth—and 214 more than the San Francisco 49ers.The Patriots' pace has caught some teams off guard, like the Broncos back in October, but it hasn't worked on others. One time Tom Brady was asked a dumb question, "If its...
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