Bill Belicheck, Football Philosopher

Belicheck is a genius.  Why?  His simplicity.  No bombast, no mixed messages.  Simple truth about what is ultimately a simple game.  Witness a recent interview about this Sunday's game against the bottom of the barrel Dolphins:
“There’s nothing we can do to help our situation unless we win,” Belichick said during his Friday press conference at Gillette Stadium. “We have to win for anything to happen positive. That’s no guarantee that it will, but that’s the first prerequisite. We are operating under that premise. We’ve got to go out there and win. If we want things to be better, we have to help ourselves. We have to do that first. That’s certainly what it’s all about.”
Notice how there is a complete lack of BS.  This is the mark of simplicity which is only found on the far side of complexity.  There is a reason this man wins so many games.  The simplicity is also a mark of humility.  It's a realization that, at the end of the day, the coach cannot control everything, that the players have to do their jobs, and that it's related ultimately to their will.  Do they likewise share this simple will to win? Or are they complicated in their endeavors by the desire to gain the attention of others.  Belicheck preaches simplicity and this is why he is great.

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