This reporter, Warren Sharp, started looking at the number of fumbles New England suffered over the years. In 2007 they almost became "fumble free". It's a statistical impossibility. Prior to 2007, they were right in line with every NFL team in terms of fumble averages. After 2007 they change DRASTICALLY. What happened in 2007? Here is the complete article and all the analysis: http://www.sharpfootballanalysis.co...iots-mysteriously-became-fumble-proof-in-2007 Essentially, they went from one fumble every 39 plays, to one fumble every 76 plays. Also interesting is the fact the author of the report was unaware of the 2007 rule change prior to this study. After noticing the significant changes in 2007 he looked to see what made that change. It was only then he found out about Tom Brady pushing to change the rules.