01-19-2007, 10:40 AM #1
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LOMBARDI'S WAY: TRUST YOUR PLAYMAKERS COACH - Did Brian Billick get the jitters on national TV this season? (Photos by Sabina Moran) (1/19)
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01-19-2007, 11:40 AM #2
Re: 24x7 Article: LOMBARDI'S WAY: TRUST YOUR PLAYMAKERS COACH - Did Brian Billick get
The premise of the article is we were not sufficiently aggressive and did not put up a lot of points with 'playmakers' against the following opponents: BUF, DEN, IND, CIN.
Setting aside the statistical rankings at the end of the season, it is worth noting BUF, DEN and IND were all playing excellent defense *before* the games against Baltimore. And the game at CIN was on short rest.
Lombardi draws a connection between a few poor games and national tv audiences. I just don't think BB and his staff game plan differently based on the number of tv cameras in the stadium. Not that it's inconceivable, it's just, there is a simpler explanation.
Of the four games, three were against defenses playing at their peaks, and one was on 3 days rest.Festivus
His definitions and arguments were so clear in his own mind that he was unable to understand how any reasonable person could honestly differ with him.