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  1. AndyJohnson

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    Just reported on NFLN by Rachel Nichols:
    "I ask Belichick how he slept this week at this hotel, and he said "Like a baby"


    I am 100% convinced now that BB's demeanor this week is because he knows he has the keys to winning this game figured out.
    The saying of sometimes the game is won before its played comes to mind.
    Now many coaches have been overconfident leading up to a game. Simms said Harbaugh told him they were sure they would win the night before the AFCCG.
    But this is out of character for overpreparer BB. I think there are mismatches he knows he can exploit, and he has great confidence in his game plan based upon his demeanor.
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    I'm getting tingly all over :D Only 1/4 of a day 'til the Emperor calls for the lions! :D I look forward to all the postgame analysis of "How Bill did it"...
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    I think there's that possibility, but I get the feeling that he's been loose this week because this team reminds him of the first SB team. He didn't expect them to go anywhere that year because he was trying to rebuild...and suddenly Brady appears with a SB ring. I don't think Belichick expected a lot from this team this year, particularly not after the defensive cuts early on, and he's now pleasantly surprised.

    The thing I've been worried about is that it seems like there's a bit of a "happy to be there" vibe coming off the Pats as a result. Hopefully that's not the case in the locker room.
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    He knows this team is mentally strong, and he has openly stated that. Also, he is cherising the fact he has made 5SB's as a HEAD COACH. How many coaches in the history of Superbowl era NFL can lay that claim ???????

    That's right folks, our coach has made 5SB's, and that too in a salary Cap era with a rag tag group over the years !!!!!!!!!!

    Redemption cometh today !

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    Thats not in BBs DNA. He did not take it easy and feel relaxed vs the Rams. He took the blame to his team for the reg season loss and worked like a man obsessed to game plan for them.
    Relaxed only comes when the work is done. Happy to be there doesn't exist.
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    #24 Jersey

    Talking to a friend of mine this morning, and he had a great theory, he thinks BB is loose since he has had McDaniels working on a SB gameplan since the divisional round. I think he sees a tell, kind of like Orlando Brown as we saw in one of the America's Game shows about his hand placement and what play was coming, and knows it can be exploited. I have never seen BB and the team this loose, it seems like the opposite of the game that shall not be mention.
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    I still think it's 'cuz he knew he'd be cutting underwood.
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    I wonder if he's trying to set a more relaxed tone with the team because of the way Brady has seemed to press in big games the last few years.
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    Lets not start that crap today, huh?
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    Agreed. The practices in the heat, the ambient noise jacked up, the roster finally back to reasonable health, and the Giants incessantly yapping. They'll get the Giants blocked. Silvestro activated for a d-line rotation. Wilfork coming off of his best game. Ty Law shaking his head and beaming when he said "Oh, Bill's got something" in response to a question about his practice observations. I can feel this one. I can sense a two possession victory.
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    You are feeling exactly what I am in the build up to this game.

    I predict the Silvestro plan is a special package designed for this game, where he will be an INSIDE rusher in obvious passing situations to use the quickness as a mismatch against interior OL. Like how we used to once in a while put Vrabel or Bruschi at DT in special sub packages. It may be 3 plays, it may be 23 if we have a lead and they are in pass only mode, but I think there is a special, unexpected role for him.
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    If you're optimistic, then I feel a lot better about being optimistic :D
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    Pretty much how I see it. I think Belichik is as ready as he has ever been and he knows how is team is going to perform and feels completely confident. It's never a guarantee but the demeanor does give great confidence, and I don't believe for one second it is misplaced.
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    What crap? Seems more plausible than what you're suggesting--that BB has tapped into some key to the universe that ensures him that he's going to win.
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    Never a guarantee but from a guy who leaves no detail to chance, places more enphasis on gameplanning than anyone and is really never satisfied (win or lose he will be working on the draft and FA by Monday night) it is a good harbinger.
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    Silvestro is not a playmaker, he is just a body to work in as part of a rotation against a team that is going to be throwing it 40+times.
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    The Brady pressing in big games crap.
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    Oh hey, thanks. Did BB tell you the rest of the game plan too?
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    Where did I say anything like that?
    I see BBs confidence as a sign that he is comfortable with the game plan he has in place and confident he's got a good matchup. Why must you make something up and pretend I said it to disagree with me?
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    Right. That would seem to be a legitimate concern at this point would it not?
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    No it is bs
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    haha yeah man, I'm frankly not even nervous. I'm just excited. I've gone from being scared of the giants two weeks ago to seeing no plausable scenario in which the patriots lose this one if they protect the football. A lot of me senses a blowout.
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    There are no gameplans that make Alex Silvestro a difference maker. He is a bottom of the roster player who can play a few snaps to keep guys fresh. Have you not seen him play this year? To say that he is limited athletically is somewhat of an understatement.
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    How then do you explain his inaccuracy in Ravens 09, Jets 10 and Ravens 11?
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    He will have a role. If he makes a key play in that role, he will become a difference maker.
    He is a smaller, quicker DL, and I believe that he was activated because their is a special package where BB thinks that will help. He has done it before.
    I get that you don't like the guy, but sorry, he is playing.
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    He was injured in 09. He played well in 2010 completing over 60% of his passes for 299 yards, and he made 2 bad throws last week.
    Next question, or are we expecting that he must be perfect of he is a choker. Is that before or after today when he sets the record for the most wins ever in the post season?
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    Whatever gets you excited. There are reasons to think the Patriots can win, but Alex Silvestro aint one of em.
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    Did I say he was going to be the reason they win?
    I said he will have a role, and that could be 3 plays, but there is a specific purpose he was activated for.
    I'm sorry if your fantasy football mentality doesnt understand that role players impact football games.
    Shoud we talk about who will earn the most fantasy points today instead?
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    Only for those who expect 100% and sports doesn't allow for that. There isn't a more clutch QB than Brady and if you can't believe in him then there is no-one you can believe in. This is like 49er fans during the Walsh era worried about Montana in the Super Bowl. "Jesus, I hope Montana doesn't screw us today..........."


    I'm worried about James Ihedigbo not Tom Brady.
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    I think the obvious explanation is the right one. Gronk usually plays special teams and with the ankle you don't want that. Insert Alex Silvestro. We all know BB was a ST guy and he places a lot of importance in that facet of the game.
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