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    I think there's something to this in terms of gameplanning, but I think injuries plays a part. Thomas and K. Brady, both guys figured to play huge roles in the game, were limited in their snaps, and both are (seemingly) a little banged up.

    But I do think there is something to the notion that the Pats aren't going to go all out in terms of scheme in a regular season game when they are likely to face that team in the playoffs. But there's also something to the notion that it all comes down to execution, and we didn't start executing until the 4th quarter. Personally, I didn't see too many adjustments on either side of the ball during the game - just the execution improved.
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    Brilliant! (Imagine the brothers in that commercial)

    Seriously though, I think BB may have several possible game plans for any given oponent and picks the plan he thinks will work the best. Sometimes the choice is obvious and other times it may be difficult to figure out which one will work best. In this case, it is hard for me to believe he would have risked losing the game by choosing the plan that wasn't the best... but maybe.

    I think it is more likely that he did not choose wisely. I don't think that 5 db defense with no A.Thomas was the best defense. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the schemes hurt us this time. Probably more a bad choice than a calculated way to gain an edge in the AFCCG, although anything is possible I suppose.
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    BB' Strategy is developed for winning the ultimate game - the SuperBowl
    His week to week planning is his tactical short term planning to win one game which leads to acomplishing his strategey.
    Tactical planning is influenced by the Strategic considerations.

    Since BB knows he will most likely face the Colts in the playoffs his tactical
    decisions for the Colts may have been limited by his strategy involving the
    playoffs.
    Why show the Colts your most effective offense in November when you
    need to have that game for January? I would not be surprised if BB
    held back a lot of the offense with the Playoffs in mind.
    For example, they could have protected Brady better. In fact in the 4thQ
    when they began to need that protection they got it. It was almost as if
    the PATs were holding back until they really needed to get the job done.
    I wonder if the defense was also holding stuff back.
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    Yeah, with 20 seconds left and 73 yards of field behind them, he called the 'dont tackle defense'. Wait til next time when Addia thinks we cant tackle him. Boy is he in for a surprise.
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