John Clayton is a Moron, but his idiocy tought me something
I was listening to that ****ing tool earlier in the week talk about SF and how they had absolutely NO chance to beat NE (I thought it was awesome, because he's like the Bob of ESPN and NEVER right.)
Case and point of his segment: San Francisco has NO CHANCE because they run an "Iron Man Defense." E.G. They run ALMOST NO SUB PACKAGES. Literally their base D 95% of the time.
They dominated that game on Defense. I was watching this exclusively, and I think Bellicheck takes advantage of people always trying to cycle to 'MATCH UP' and he exploits that. However, when a team just runs what they're good at, and not reacting all the time, it really ****s his butt-hole up. Teams aren't scrambling to adjust, they're just playing the next play. Takes a lot of that bite out of the NE offense, and keeps you on your toes, rather than your heels.
If you can weather the 1st/2nd Quarter storm against NE, you can beat them most of the time.
Anyone else notice this?