Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
I disagree with this.
This offense is not the offense Kubes ran in Denver. It's similar. It's got a lot of the same plays. It's based off the same concepts. But Kubiak has added a lot of new wrinkles over the years. He's much more creative with the tight-ends and how he pulls guys. It's not a pure zone blocking scheme all the time now -- it has trap and pull elements now.
& they added the wham block.
The Patriots used the "wham block" (so termed by John Gruden on MNF) to neutralize Antonio & Watt. The offensive lineman feigns a block, Antonio/Jj feels like they've penetrated the OL, and a TE/WR blindsides him.... seriously deterring his path to the RB.
We did the same thing a couple of times vs Cincinnati to Peko & Atkins. Very affective.