With Belichick, I think he needs to be careful of overcoaching this week. The Patriots have gone into big games before and said, “Fellas, this is what we did last time. Just forget about it, and this is what we’re going to do this time.” The idea is to bring so much of an adjustment level that it confuses the other side. But at this time of year, I don’t think it’s about confusion. I think that previous game means a lot. I think you watch that game, see what was successful, how you succeeded and how you failed, and translate that to this week. If it worked, keep it in the game plan, and if it didn’t, take it out. I don’t think this is the time of year that you want to tinker too much. Sure, there will be some slight wrinkles and adjustments. I think you can make those on the sideline. But after scoring 42 points on Houston the last time, I don’t know how many changes you really want to make.
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