The best way I can explain to you is this. Mcvay did not try things consistently enough for them to fail. Sometimes you'll have a coach try to run it all the time on 3 series and go 3 and out and they'll abandon the run because it wasn't working. Mcvay did the opposite. He would have CJ on there to run protect, pass on first, run on first, never ran on third. He was all over the place in his play calling. He never established anything consistently, not even failing.So maybe someone can explain it better than me, but was Bill Belichick doing something on defense that tricked McVay into using CJ Anderson more?
Using certain personnel...or lining up in a certain formation....so much so that McVay, because of his gameplan, threw out Anderson out there WAY more than he needed to.
If true, that's another way Bill has found to take out a team's best player lol.
He did miss 3 games, but he was also 20 for 21 FGs and 33 for 35 on PATs. Vinatieri is old too. Not saying Bryant is Vinatieri, but you can be old and still be a kicker
I'm pretty sure his contract that is kind of big t0
It seems like they were pleased with Giorgio Tavecchio who was perfect during that stretch Bryant was out. They carried two kickers the rest of year so they must be confident in him and this was probably in the cards.