posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 08:56 AM
PA, no doubt Weis will be missed. I am surprised he is going to a college program. ND best days may be in the past.
I understand that QB Tom Brady & Weis have had a great relationship. But Brady is a smart, tough guy - I assume he can handle the change. Some of
Weis's innovate playcalling will be missed. I hope his understudy has been paying attention in class.
Thus far, Coach B. has been a master at avoiding distractions. This is the first major change (except for maybe Lawyer Milloy to the Bills and some
of the Ty Law flack) since the new NE dynasty emerged. I think this will be a big challenge for Belichek. As usual, he will downplay it & everyone
in the organization will act as though they were ready for the offensive coordinator torch to pass to the next guy groomed for the position - but it
isn't always that easy. Wishful tinking doesn't always make it happen.
I would think its not just football acumen but also being able to have a rapport with the players. Whoever is on board for the Pats better have that
or they may be in trouble. The offense seems to sputter from time to time as it is - and that was with Weis.
The players have apparently bought into B's system - I hope Weis's successor is able to make a seamless transition into that system.
As you can see, I am back and forth on this one. I think it is a challnege of greater enormity than Bill B. would ever let on, but then again, he
always seems to be able to make good things happen.
BB seems to only allow people into the Club who will fit in - eg, the ballyhoo over Corey Dillon being a cancer turned out (so far) to be a lot of
bull. Many say if he (CD) were going to be a problem, or even a potential problem, Belichek never would have brought him on board. I am assuming
that the same goes with Weis's successor. Not that I expect a problem, but that the new guy will be a perfect or near perfect fit into this monster
of a football machine.
Has Weis's successor been named? I haven't heard anything yet.