New England Patriots: A Fresh Perspective On The ‘Bend Don’t Break’ Defense

December 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bill Belichick's "bend don't break" defense doesn't have the rankings we're used to seeing from the Super Bowl winning teams of the previous decade. In fact, they have bent over backwards and snapped like a twig on several occasions this year.
Belichick often preaches taking things one game at a time. The wild finish to the Giants-Eagles game this past Sunday could be proof to take that a step further, and take things one quarter at a time.
The New England Patriots defense, though, goes even further than that: one play at a time.
I was reading an article on BostonHerald.com by Ron Borges about how much different the New England Patriots defense is when they don't have a lead.
I'm not going to try to argue against him using all sorts of tricky numbers formulated to make the Patriots defense sound better than it is. Instead, I'll just use simple logic and a few concrete examples.
People are often quick to exonerate an offense because they may not have played grea...

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