From this mornings globe, nice article on how BB views some of the proposed rule changes, what has always amazed me with this guy is now well thought out and deep he views every situation.. The only bad thing about the article is it has a pix of him sittting with Cashman and Torre. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/03/25/getting_in_the_coachs_head/ When NFL owners arrive in Phoenix today for their annual meetings, they will vote on a handful of rule changes. One of the most notable involves overtime, specifically moving the opening kickoff from the 30- to the 35-yard line in an attempt to lessen the advantage for teams that win the coin toss. The Patriots have played in nine overtime games since Bill Belichick was hired as coach in 2000, and they are 8-1, with eight straight victories. Given that run of success, one might assume Belichick is just fine with the current rules. Not exactly. In fact, overtime rules are one aspect of the game he is particularly passionate about. "Football is a game that is played to the final gun," said Belichick. "There is a lot of strategy at the end of the game -- you're protecting a lead, conserving time to get the ball back, and that all gets eliminated from the game in overtime. "The way it is now, you're playing for field position and the score, and you lose that end-of-game strategy. I think that strategy is part of the intrigue that football brings."