Re: Bill Belichick: Talk about another rout of Texans is 'garbage'
What BB understands, and what we all should understand is that in the NFL the 53rd man on your roster is a well trained fantastic athlete. He is the end result of a hard and viciously competitive marathon that goes on from OTA's to TC's, and continues even throughout the season. Those that remain not only deserve to be there, but are very good.
BB also understands that the beauty of football is that it is a game where it takes more than just great athletes to win. Its a game where its the best TEAM, not the best collection of athletes that generally wins. He understands that the game is played with an oblong spheroid that will bounce inconsistently and not always in your favor. He understands that the game is officiated by human beings who make mistakes, and those "mistakes" can greatly affect a game. He understands that the margin of victory in ANY NFL game is enormously slim, and just a few plays (as you saw in the last meeting) can turn a close game between 2 evenly matched teams, into a rout.
Its easy for fans and the mediots to say that one team is vastly better than another. They really DON'T understand that is almost as hard to beat a Jacksonville as it is to beat the Pats. BB understands that each individual game is completely different. That comparative scores are meaningless.
What happened in December will have NOTHING to do with what happens tomorrow. There will be some different players on the field. The offensive and defensive game plans will undoubtedly be different. There will be an entirely new set of Refs. The weather will be different, etc etc, etc
BB understands all that. Fortunately his team buys into it. Its part of the reason what the Pats have been so consistently good, even though the players are always changing.
Here's the one thing I DO know. If the Patriots do not play one of their best games of the year, and the Texans do.....they will lose.
If BB is a genius, then his genius in understanding how difficult it is to win a football game at that level, and then trying to do ALL the things necessary to give yourself a chance to accomplish that task.
Good Luck Tomorrow.