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Notebook: McDaniels explains genesis of "trick plays"

Last season, it was Jakobi Meyers throwing two touchdowns as the Patriots continued to expand their use of trick plays to provide the offense with a spark. This year, against the Jets, it was a first-drive weapon with Kendrick Bourne throwing a touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor to give the Pats an early lead.

These kinds of plays have always been lurking in Josh McDaniels' playbook. From 2007's Brady-to-Moss-to-Brady-to-Gaffney against the Steelers to the Edelman-to-Amendola strike in the 2014 Divisional Roundn vs. Baltimore, the Patriots' long-time offensive coordinator has had plenty of success with unconventional plays.

On Tuesday, McDaniels explained how these plays come together.