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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/04/08/offseason_salvage_work/
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    Everyone in the media seems to think the problem is with BB and that Man-vagina is clueless to the reason behind any rift. My guess is that Man-vagina REALLY did some things that stuck in BB's craw (Branch tampering, etc.) and is just playing dumb about it.

    Beyond that, why is it necessary for NFL coaches to be bosom buddies in the first place? I want rivals to dislike each other, it adds extra oomph to the competition between them. The Lovie Smith-Tony Dungy-Herm Edwards love-in last season made me kind of sick. It's almost like they don't mind losing to one another and are apologetic when one beats the other.
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    What was the famous Vito Corleone line, " Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer.".........
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    that quote has a precedent:

    Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
    Sun-tzu
    Chinese general & military strategist (~400 BC)
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    Indeed, I am still of the mind that BB deliberately took one for the pupil in order to deflect the NY Media he so loves, from dissecting the young HC of the NYJ. The little bastitch proving he was good enough to win in the Foxborough mud allowed the "thaw" to start which is why BB was back to "normal" for the Playoffs. As you say, Sun-tzu guides football strategy too, like intelligence collection over a casual dinner...'and your AFCE Division pals closer.'
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    He also wrote, "war is deception" which is pretty appropriate considering the amount of disinformation coming out re the draft.
    For instance there was an article in the Buffalo paper ( too lazy to find the link) this past week that stated the Bills intended to draft Willis. Was this a slip by the Bills ( no stretch there) or were they trying to fool teams that might want Willis or deflect attention from another player????

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