“I believe it’s about the players, not the scheme." - Adam Gase

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  1. Ben Had

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    Great post. Thanks.
     
  2. j-off-her-doll

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    This highlights the importance of the same understanding and goals between the HC and GM. This is why Seattle and NE have been so good. The coach has a vision for the team he wants to field, and the GM shares that vision.

    You can't just grab any group of players and maximize their strengths on a consistent basis.
     
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    mcdaniels gutted all the talent on the team first. He didn't employ BBs philosophies - except cheating / filming for which he got caught. He went rogue and sucked.
     
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    This is the only positive think I heard coming from our new HC so far.....but talk is cheap, hope to see him put it to practice week to week.....
     
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    This is great to hear and a terrific philosophy by Gase. Too many coaches are sunk by their inflexible arrogance and insistence on forcing players into their scheme. Great attitude and approach by Gase. Actually the best thing I've heard from him.
     
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    Fantastic! As you mentioned the Patriots ability to not only change-up their scheme seemingly every week but having the players that can keep up is the holy grail IMO of being a formidable team. Simply, put opponents have a hard time keeping up with which team(your changing scheme) to prep for from game to game. Moreover, I'm positive NE as team has the ability "in-game" to change schemes. Clearly, something like that requires GMs and Coaches that are on their A+ game and players they select and coach are sharp as a whip and adapt to changes fluidly. Hell fluidity is static to them.


    Excellent insights sir! I salute you!
     
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    He's right.

    You need to have players who will make plays out of bad situations. Eli Manning gets blitzed on a bad play call by the OC, and he breaks away from a sack, runs out of the pocket and launches a ball down field to David Tyree, who leaps in the air and catches the ball with his helmet for a first down to save the Super Bowl. That's what you need. Football playmakers.

    We don't need overpriced used up free agents from other teams. We don't need players blaming the coaches. We need players who will go out there and use their own talent to win games for the coach.
     
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    Bad example as a play like that from Eli is farrrrrr from the norm.


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    Sorry, but I disagree. It is more about the players yes....but you have to have the players that can run the scheme PERIOD!
     
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    I think the whole point is that you adjust the scheme to fit the players, not the other way around.

    Its a great thing to say, but there are few coaches that can pull it off. And no matter how brilliant an offensive coordinator he may be, hes only going to be as good as his QB.
     
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    RIGHT HERE is where I find hope in Adam Gase.

    For the last 10 years or so, across all of Football from the Jr High level to the NFL, it has all been about Scheme, Scheme, Scheme. It is a dumbed-down way to build teams- to make them do certain things which a coach likes at the expense of all else.

    I refer you to Bum Phillips' famous quote about Don Shula: "He can take his'n and beat your'n, or he can take your'n and beat his'n." GOOD coaches do that. We shall see if Gase is a good one.
     
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    I guess no one remembers the wild cat. There is an example of a scheme that was employed to take advantage of the strengths of the players on offense. Call it a gimmick. Call it a crutch. It worked because it capitalized on the strengths of a few key players, and then it ultimately fizzled the following season when a couple of key players went out for the year and teams were able to plan for it better.

    Many around here don't think fondly of Bill Parcells, but I maintain that while he was involved it was the best coaching we've had since Jimmy Johnson.
     

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