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2001 Pats parralells

Not sure how thoroughly this has been discussed and not sure if it's WAY to early to talk about.  Just thought I'd bring a new flavor of Kool-Aid (or not) to the party.

You know the QB story of course this is most obvious.  Unheralded kid leading a screen/spread oriented offense.  New coach in second year of regime.  A 2001 team that was solid on all 3 levels.  You had the a point to yardage discrepancy on both offense and defense, as the 2001 Pats ranked in the teens in yards/yars allowed, but 6th in points for and 6th in points allowed. The point to yard statistical analysis has been discussed here as a point of emphasis for the BB disciple.

 

A team that improved dramatically as the season went along.

 

The offensive personnel is very similar.   A trio of backs with diverse skill-sets and a FB that was part of the short yardage feature attack.  (Edge Broncos).  A group of undersized receivers that could run routes out of z,x,y.   A number one over hyped receiver that was a left-over from the previous regime (edge Broncos)

Two well-above average offensive lines (even).

Two defenses built (and loaded) from the back-up.  Pats played a more physical brand on the back-end, we have the better set of athletes. (even)  Pats front 7 went on to distinguish themselves, perhaps a better core of talent for that team in '01. 

We don't have an Adam Vinatieri

 

A team maximizing all of it's parts and a MSM that couldn't figure out how they won games.

The is a much better conference now then it was then, but we've got the talent edge offensively to make it a comparison.

 

Your thoughts.

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