LI. That's 51. LOL
I like both teams. Patriots and Falcons.
It seem to me that the Patriots pretty much start and end with Belichick and Brady. Amazing combo.
Belichick is horrible in his press conferences. Crabby. No humour. No information. Dry as dust. But he plans like no other coach I recall. Great, effective, creative detail in all aspects.
Surprising personnel choices. He comes up with receivers such as Edelman, Hogan and Amendola. Virtual unknowns, but hugely effective.
Edelman. 7th round pick. 5'10'' 200
Amendola. Undrafted. 5'11'' 190
Hogan. Undrafted. Lacrosse player. 6'1'' 220.
Can these guys play? Oh yeah.
Belichick and his staff look deeply into game planning. Fresh for each opponent. They find things to attack.
Personnel. Game planning.
Not only that, but it seems his teams are pretty much always well motivated, with behaviour and attitudes focused on game performance.
Brady's record and achievements are pretty much at the top, all time. Not highly rated in the draft. Not athletic, in the usual sense of football athleticism. This football fan has admired many QBs over the years, but Brady might be the best of them all. IMO.
Dan Quinn with the Falcons seems like a very, very capable head coach.
QB Matt Ryan seems top notch. (Quinn and Ryan, the Irish Connection)
Receiver Julio Jones is top notch. One of the best ever. A contender for best ever, in terms of talent, at least. 6'3'' 220, 4.39 in the 40. OUCH. Great hands. Great run after catch. Wow. Just 28. Drafted in round 1, #6 pick.
Jones was selected to his third consecutive and fourth career Pro Bowl and was named First-team All-Pro for the second consecutive year. -- Wik
6 years as a pro. In view of his amazing talent, it seems to me he has been somewhat unheralded so far. Unheralded All Pro? I think so. LOL Deserving of more, and it will come. IMO.
Solid running game.
Looking forward to the game.