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Old 06.02.2019, 02:56 PM
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Pre-Belichick, I may well have gone with players over Coaches, and I think that’s still the case from time to time, but he’s repeatedly plugged in players over the years who most teams wouldn’t give a second glance, and got tremendous production out of them. On paper, you’d have a strong case for saying that the Patriots were weaker than any of the teams they beat in the Playoffs, but Belichick comprehensively outcoached Anthony Lynn and Sean McVay (Reid to a slightly lesser extent).

I honestly think the Patriots would still be there or thereabouts without Brady, but once Belichick finally calls it a day, I think New England drops right back into the pack.
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