Great piece, thanks for pointing it out.
As is often the case when I read about Belichick, this makes me think of his roots watching his dad coach at Annapolis. The whole routine has a kind of elite military unit vibe such that you: 1) train so hard such that when it comes time for the mission, the mission is actually easier than the training; 2) there is a Darwinian selection process such that your unit is comprised only of people who can deal with the training.
And of course, it's not an accident that the military does it that way, which once again leaves me wondering why others don't do it this way.
By the way, I think I'm getting tripped up in the terminology but why is this:
Quarterback Rex Grossman handed off to running back Roy Helu, who pitched it to receiver Brandon Banks, who tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass to an untouched Santana Moss.
a double reverse? I thought that that was a reverse that people mistakenly call a double reverse.
But if Bill Belichick says it's a double reverse, it's a goddamned double reverse.