A healthy Shane Vereen will give Brady another option coming out of the backfield.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis was a good running back for the Patriots, but in his last two years in New England he only caught a combined 21 passes.
Now that he is gone the Patriots will use younger, more explosive running backs.
Stevan Ridley showed he has big-play ability running the ball and can catch the ball out of the backfield, too.
However, the reason why Brady will have more success in 2012 is because of Shane Vereen.
In his three-year career at the University of California, Vereen showcased his catching ability out of the backfield. He caught 74 pass for 674 yards, but more importantly he showed he was elusive enough to make big plays out of simple checkdown passes.
Combine Vereen, Ridley, newcomer Joseph Addai and the shifty Danny Woodhead, and Brady has the most versatile backfield he has ever had.