February 5, 2012

SIMPLE ARROGANCE:

Genius Belichick throwing Edelman to wolves as DB? That's just stupid (Gregg Doyel, 2/03/12, CBSSports.com)

Bill Belichick is a coaching savant. I get it, and I mean it. He's that good, one of the best of all time. Maybe the best of all time. Spygate was an ugly mark on his record, a failing of ethics that will follow him forever -- as it should -- but don't fool yourself. Belichick is brilliant.

Which brings me to the point of this story, the point being, how could he be so stupid?

How could Julian Edelman be his nickel cornerback in the Super Bowl? [...]

How does this happen to the Patriots? That's what I need to know, even more than I need to know the answer to another question, which is: How much will Eli Manning punish Julian Edelman on Sunday?

That one, I know. Manning will punish Edelman to the point of sadism. If you see a towel flying onto the field from the upper deck, that'll be from me, from my spot in press seating, calling it off. Because by the second quarter, Julian Edelman will have had enough. He'll be exhausted and dizzy from being spun around and run past and run over and treated, basically, like a former college quarterback who had to learn how to return punts and play receiver to stick in the NFL, and who then had to learn how to play cornerback about two months ago because Bill Belichick isn't as smart as we all thought he is.

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