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    Outstanding, as he often is in the appropriate setting fielding intelligent and interesting questions.

    They should zerox his QB primer and distribute it league wide. It's the reason Josh has Orton and draft picks instead of Cutler and saddled with a big contract for an inconsistent player you still have to adapt/limit your for...
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    Kudos for posting this. BB REALLY opens up. Here's a trivial example how with humor and persistance the interviewer gets BB to respond after his typical initial dodge...

    Cole: How much longer do you see yourself doing this?

    Belichick: Right now, I’m just getting ready for (the next game).

    Cole: So you’re not sure you’re even going to get past Sunday. {nice disarming response}

    Belichick: That’s long-term for me (smiles) … four more days.


    Cole: OK, do you have some idea of what else …

    Belichick: No, I like what I do and I’m doing it.

    Cole: You love the mental challenge of it?

    Belichick: I really do. I like every part of it. The offseason, the in-season, the preparation for games, the young players, the old players … there’s a lot of different aspects to the job and that’s one of the great things about it. You’re not locked into one part, one thing. I can be a part of anything I want to be a part of, so I like that, it’s fun. … Every season presents a multitude of challenges.
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    This made the BB folder, it is getting quite thick..

    I love these comments:

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    What frustrates me is when interviewers with access to the HC piss away good opportunities to ask BB interesting football detail related questions. He usually responds well to such inqueries and us fans hunger for those responses. They KNOW he's not going to give any info on player injuries or diss a guy for a bad performance so why go there? Instead, wrap your game decision question in a wider range situational philosophy question and BB will often go off on a roll with chapter and verse like he did on why there are no more coffin corner punts.
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    BB's love of the game and coaching is palpable. He offers more insight using fewer words than anyone else in sports.

    Cole does a nice job getting past the public persona foisted on Belichick by reporters who are too intellectually lazy to even bother to try to understand just why this guy is so good at what he does.
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    Interesting that the Seymour trade took 24-48 hours to complete from start to finish, but the first conversations about trading for Burgess began last spring.

    Really good stuff towards the end on the quarterback position, and what causes some teams to be bad teams in the NFL.
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    I'd love to read that if you have a link.

    Thanks.
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    Sorry, it was on TV postgame a couple weeks ago.
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    Pleasantly surprised at cole having this access to BB. Lets see if someone like PFT can pick up something good out of this. I bet they will post 'Brady avaiable for 6 first rounders" :D
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    Great read...
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    Excellent read! thanks for posting!
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    Bump!

    This post gets my 5-star vote!
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    An excellent read.

    The description of how Cassel came through when he HAD to, despite not having shown much in pre-season, and developed in authority when he was out of Brady's shadow, was absolutely fascinating. So it isn't as if the coaches were seeing something that the armchair GMs were not. Presumably, they must have had confidence in his personality, but still been uncertain about his performance when they decided to back him after Brady's injury. It's also interesting that Belichick, just like the fans, saw a really steep upward trajectory in Cassel's performance over the season.
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    Some interesting perspective on Cassel in that. A common theme here was that we fans just don't get to see what really matters, and that Cassel was doing things behind the scenes that gave the Pats lots of confidence in him even though we, in our ignorance, thought he looked bad in preseason. But BB makes it sound like they really didn't have secret knowledge we didn't -- that Cassel simply improved dramatically, game by game, once he was able to take the reigns of the offense and start reshaping it to his strengths.

    IOW, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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    This is fantastic.

    An inspiring read about someone succeeding at the highest level of their chosen profession. This was more like reading a CEO talk about the success of a major corporation as opposed to what you get from most NFL Head Coaches these days.
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    Mmm ... snap!
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    The coach needs to be there to figure out that the QBs preferences are manageable and within the scheme. Otherwise, neither the team nor the QB will excel. If a coach insists that a QB keep working the plays that the other players are used to, the QB and the team may fail. BB trusted Matt enough to let him try the plays he wanted. Doesn't mean the same thing would happen with every QB.
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    Does this article lead anybody else to believe that Bb must think Montana is the gold standard of QB?

    Or just a really accurate passer that made excellent decisions.
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