2 TE formations have been around since dirt was created. Are we going to give Kelly credit for that too? Just last year, we had 2 dynamic pass catching TE's, so it's not like NE has invented something new with Gronk and Hernandez.
The biggest influence Kelly has probably had on NE is with their one-word play calls. That allows them to run their no huddle offense at a faster pace. However, Kelly isn't the only coach that has provided tips to NE, as BB also has had frequent input from guys like Urban Meyer and Lou Saban.
Look, I'm not dead set against Kelly. He interests me and is a guy worth looking at. But let's keep things in perspective. Giving him credit for the use of 2 TE's in the passing game is just ridiculous.
Having said that, what kind of credit should a HC get that has actually utilized the two tight end formation to great success but abandons it the very next season for a disjointed, anemic offense? Then, to make things worse, he doesn't recognize/acknowledge his bad judgment and throws away half a season before there is any sign of his OC attempting to correct the error?
Thank you sir, may I have another? (season of that kind of leadership/thinking)