Tom Brady cut his interview short after an abundance of annoying questions from WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” about his personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, but before he ended the interview, Brady spoke on a question that has been unanswered for a bit of time. Of course the Patriots offense is hard, but why? Why can't all-time receivers like Ochocinco understand this complex playbook?
“I would say receiver is a challenging position in our offense,” Brady told WEEI. “We have a very graduate-level type of offense, and it takes a lot to learn. It’s just not easy. Not easy for rookies, not easy for veterans. It’s a lot of work. It’s time-consuming.
“If we’re going to be effective on offense, we’ve got to have a lot of people out there that can process information quickly and make adjustments and everything changes week to week. Everything’s a big adjustment, and guys who handle it and compete and have the skills do a good job, and that’s typically guys who — we’ve had a few over the years — that can pick it up and understand it."
Brady went on to describe that in most passing plays, the Pats don't use a regular route tree but use "concepts." Receivers arent just learning one route but have to know every route on the play.