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New England’s Play Calls Will Have No Restrictions In ’09

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

New England's offensive play calls will be dramatically altered this season, the reason being the comeback of Tom Brady.

Last year, with Matt Cassel under center, the Patriots were limited to certain play calls. Cassel didn't have the Brady's arm and the Patriots had to call plays with that in mind.

According to NFL.com, the Patriots averaged 33 passing attempts per game and 32 rushing attempts per game last year.

In 2007, the Patriots averaged 37 passing attempts per game, and only 28 rushing attempts per game.

Meaning, New England threw the ball on 57% of their plays in 2007, apposed to only 50% in 2008.

Also, in 2007, 62% of the teams first downs came from passing play...

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