Imagine being Josh McDaniels (Patriots OC) after Tom Brady’s Superbowl LI pick 6 that put the Falcons up 21-0 in the 2nd quarter.
What do you say on the sidelines to arguably the greatest quarterback that has ever played the game?
How do you quickly process his decision making and coach him through it in the biggest game in the world?
These were the questions in my head as I replayed the interception over and over. I found myself in Brady’s helmet trying to see what led his decision making to throw the ball in that situation.
Watching the live video of the play, it looked like Brady predetermines to go to Amendola on the angle route. He stares him down the entire duration of the play.
The operating system built for the passing game has become a total offensive game-planning template for playbook design, practice scripting, and play calling.