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Chemistry works in 2006

John Clayton identifies some of the top trends of 2006, including good chemistry paying off and rookie QBs excelling.

Originally Published: December 23, 2006
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Every couple of years, owners and coaches need a reminder about what works in the NFL.

Thanks to the Eagles, Saints and Jets – pro football's Cinderella teams – the emphasis on chemistry and teamwork is perhaps the top trend of the 2006 season. No one educated the NFL on that concept more than Bill Belichick in the early 2000s with the way he put together the Patriots. Belichick stressed the team over individuals.

Belichick expanded the number of players he used in situational ...

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