Oakland Raiders Week 4 Preview: The Art of War Defensive Strategy vs. Texans

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"All warfare is based on deception," Sun Tzu wrote in his classic military manifesto, "The Art Of War." And few people know that better than NFL coaches. If teams won games based on predictions or by having the more skilled players, there would be no reason to play the game.
Alas, I remember watching the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl against the Giants of New York. The Patriots were heavy favorites, however, I saw an advantage that lay in favor of the Giants. Most football junkies I discussed my assertion with discarded it as mere foolery.
Nevertheless, my theory was simple, attack their strength-- their QB and WR. The Giants did so and scrapped away a win.
For my "Featured Prediction" this year, I will start with the Houston Texans. The Raiders will use three military strategies from Sun Tzu's "The Art Of War" to dismantle the Texans high-octane offense. 
Strategic Point #1: "If he is taking his ease, give him no r...

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