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Game-planning the New England Patriots: What Will We See in ’09?

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

It's always difficult to say what the Patriots will do in any given game.

This team is organized, built and trained to be incredibly versatile. Players must be able to fill multiple roles for the team, or they don't remain Patriots for very long. The team's emphasis on situational football makes them very difficult to surprise (but not impossible, as last year's Wildcat blindside at the hands of the Dolphins demonstrated).

The Pats don't have a defined team mentality. Many teams rely too heavily on setting up one facet of their game (run, pass or defense) to be successful, but Bill Belichick and his staff have consciously avoided such an approach.

The coaches, in other words, approach football the way Bru...

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