Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blowouts and Close Calls

(Tom reacts to an incomplete pass in the game against the Eagles.)

With a close win over the Eagles last Sunday (31-28), Patriot fans ponder if the world has found a weakness in the armor. The seemingly unbeatable Patriots looked quite beatable against a team they should have easily steamrolled.

Prior to the game, Tom Brady talked with WEEI sports radio and explained their strategy around "blowout" games:

"We're not trying to win 42-28, we're trying to kill people." said Brady. "We're trying to blow them out if we can. You want to build momentum for each week. You don't want to be up 42-7 or 35-7, and all of a sudden you look up and it's 35-21. We don't want to be part of that. You don't want to go into next week realizing that for the last 18 minutes of the game your team didn't play well or didn't play up to its capabilities. You gave other teams momentum for the next time they play you or you gave another team a reason not to be intimidated."

Link to full article in NY Daily News.

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