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“Keep Grinding”

“It just tells you how tough this team is. Down 25 points, we just keep grinding and we finish on top again.”

~ Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Matt Cassel talking about Bill Belichick

Matt Cassel, talking about New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in this espn.com article:

My rookie year, I got crushed in the back by a corner blitz against the Giants. We’re playing them the next year in the last preseason game. He asks me, “OK, Cassel, what front do they like to bring the corner blitz from?” I had looked it up the night before, anticipating it. I said, “Coach, it’s an over.” And he goes, “Brady?” Well, you know immediately when he goes to the next guy: “Oh, no. Oh, no.” And Brady says, “An under.”

Then Bill goes, “Brady’s right. I don’t want to have to send your mother another note that says, ‘Dear Mrs. Cassel, we regret to inform you that your son got killed being a dumbass.’”

Tom Brady under pressure (Denver Broncos, AFC Championship Game)

You could tell that Tom Brady was under a lot of pressure by watching the game, but espn.com shared this statistic that he was hit 23 times today, 11 times more than in any other game this season. The Broncos continue to struggle on offense, but their defense was great again today.