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    Thanks for posting that was a great read. My favorite part:

    Preach it Bill! He's so right.
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    Here is the second part of the series, it's on mental toughness.

    Belichick's address: Mental toughness - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    I find this very fascinating, about as much insight as to Belichick's team strategy and philosophy as we've ever seen, directly from his own mouth. I had always thought when Belichick was talking about being mentally tough, it was bearing down in the rough moments and not giving up and pulling through. Turns out it's much more than that.
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    Waiting for the third installment on leadership. Very interesting reading. Seems to be very level-headed and realistic.
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    Well, this is certainly interesting. It would seem that some of the homers disagree with BB himself. :D
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    Originally Posted by BB
    “So the only way for us to get better is to do our own R & D [research and development]. I think along with that comes a certain amount of humility, being able to take constructive criticism -- we certainly have all made a lot of mistakes; I’ve made more than my share and so has everybody else. In order for us to improve and get better and move forward, we’ve all got to be able to stand up and say ‘Hey, I screwed that up’ or ‘I didn’t do a good job here, how can we correct the problem and get it right the next time?’

    “In our society, I would say there is not an over-abundance of that out there. There’s a lot more trying to point the finger at somebody else and make excuses, and all that. So we try to eliminate that in our organization.


    I agree wholeheartedly. Whenn BB loses a game, he's the first to blame himself.
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    The leadership part was square in the black. You can absolutely see where the time with his dad at the Naval Academy rubbed off with him. His philosophy is right in synch with that of Annapolis.

    All in all the entire series is a great read, and ought to be mandatory reading for the commentariat here. :D
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    I loved this part:

    More here:

    Belichick's keynote address: Leadership - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
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    He's alright, that Bill Belichick.
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    Fair Dinkum, that.
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    coming from Dink Fairly that's quite a comment....heh...[​IMG]
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    Anyone else who immediately thought of the Jets after reading this part...:p

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