Tom Brady attracted the ire of coaches when he said that they are running simpler schemes than before. But he’s not wrong because they’re reverting to college defensive schemes in 2023. Meanwhile, coaches are throwing increasingly young players into the deep end and this is a problem (via The Ringer).
They can’t learn complex playbooks so quickly after jumping up to the professional level. That’s why coaches are dumbing down the NFL and weakening it as a product. We might have better athletes now because of advances in sports conditioning. But we don’t have more skillful players than in the 2000s.