The Value of Belichick

TheoShmeo

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Good Flutie interview with Rich Eisen

That was well worth the listen.

Flutie's comments at the end about Tom Brady always acknowledging the contributions of everyone around him were interesting though not particularly surprising. And for those who have not clicked on the link, Flutie's major point on BB was that his ability to assimilate all of the information gathered for him from quotes of opposing players and coaches was extraordinary and often directly impacted the game plan.

Not that we need this, but Flutie's comments serve as one more reminder that the annual whining of Boston media members regarding Belichick's bland press conferences are total horseshit.
 

tims4wins

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That was well worth the listen.

Flutie's comments at the end about Tom Brady always acknowledging the contributions of everyone around him were interesting though not particularly surprising. And for those who have not clicked on the link, Flutie's major point on BB was that his ability to assimilate all of the information gathered for him from quotes of opposing players and coaches was extraordinary and often directly impacted the game plan.

Not that we need this, but Flutie's comments serve as one more reminder that the annual whining of Boston media members regarding Belichick's bland press conferences are total horseshit.
I have to take Flutie's comments about the game plan with a grain of salt though. Typically most players will have a Monday interview, but nothing on Tuesday, and the game plan is usually in on Wednesday. As much of a BB fanboy as I am, I find it hard to believe BB was using opponents' players' quotes to formulate game plans.
 

TheoShmeo

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I have to take Flutie's comments about the game plan with a grain of salt though. Typically most players will have a Monday interview, but nothing on Tuesday, and the game plan is usually in on Wednesday. As much of a BB fanboy as I am, I find it hard to believe BB was using opponents' players' quotes to formulate game plans.
I don't think it takes being a huge BB fan to believe Flutie on BB's use of player and coach comments. One, I'm not sure what Flutie has to gain by saying it if it isn't true. Two, that BB and his players studiously avoid commenting on anything real suggests that Belichick knows first hand that even the most innocuous seeming information can be used. Three, I've often thought that I was hearing or reading comments that provide a vista into how the other team was preparing; that BB would make use of the same is not surprising. Four, and I hate to even indirectly invoke SpyGate, but using all available information and means of gathering it is something we've seen all along. Belichick leaves no stone unturned.
 

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I have to take Flutie's comments about the game plan with a grain of salt though. Typically most players will have a Monday interview, but nothing on Tuesday, and the game plan is usually in on Wednesday. As much of a BB fanboy as I am, I find it hard to believe BB was using opponents' players' quotes to formulate game plans.
He can get quotes from teams throughout the season though, not just the week prior to their games
 

tims4wins

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I don't think it takes being a huge BB fan to believe Flutie on BB's use of player and coach comments. One, I'm not sure what Flutie has to gain by saying it if it isn't true. Two, that BB and his players studiously avoid commenting on anything real suggests that Belichick knows first hand that even the most innocuous seeming information can be used. Three, I've often thought that I was hearing or reading comments that provide a vista into how the other team was preparing; that BB would make use of the same is not surprising. Four, and I hate to even indirectly invoke SpyGate, but using all available information and means of gathering it is something we've seen all along. Belichick leaves no stone unturned.
I don't necessarily disagree with any of this, but I do wonder exactly how much visibility Flutie had. Maybe it's all true.
 

simplyeric

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I don't necessarily disagree with any of this, but I do wonder exactly how much visibility Flutie had. Maybe it's all true.
Seems like BB is the kindof guy who would not only use those comments, he’d disseminate the info widely, and he’d also use it as a continuous lesson as to why players shouldn’t talk much.

‘Ok guys, Joey Blabbermouth x about y three weeks ago. So here’s the tape. Here’s x. Here’s y. Flutie, you got this? Yeah? Ok. Ok guys and this is another example of why we don’t chat about stuff, right?
Do your job. Your job does not include taking.
Ok uphill sprints for for the lot of you. Don’t stand and gawk like you’ve never seen the hand of god before...’.
 

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Not sure where else to put this, but any Belichick sploogefest will do:


This wasn't half bad either, and despite it being mostly Cris Carter, he makes an awful lot of sense:

 

Papelbon's Poutine

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That was well worth the listen.

Flutie's comments at the end about Tom Brady always acknowledging the contributions of everyone around him were interesting though not particularly surprising. And for those who have not clicked on the link, Flutie's major point on BB was that his ability to assimilate all of the information gathered for him from quotes of opposing players and coaches was extraordinary and often directly impacted the game plan.

Not that we need this, but Flutie's comments serve as one more reminder that the annual whining of Boston media members regarding Belichick's bland press conferences are total horseshit.
Sorry, I don't see a link...help?