Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 9/16/13

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 24: Head Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots during warm up against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Oh, the irony of that caption It's not uncommon for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to praise his upcoming opponents. As far as he's concerned, every team in the NFL has enough good players to win if his team doesn't play well. Belichick continued to do that at his Monday morning conference call when asked about his next opponent: the 0-2 Tampa Bay Bucs. While most in the media have been discussing the disarray in Tampa surrounding a growing rift between QB Josh Freeman and Head Coach Greg Schiano, Belichick remains focused on how competitive both Bucs games have been. "I really feel like we're playing a 2-0 team" Belichick said via ESPN. Belichick has a point, as the Bucs could easily be 2-0 with a couple of bounces their way. They lost in Week One because a stupid late hit penalty on Lavonte David gift-wrapped the Jets 15 yards, setting up a game winning field goal. Yesterday, they had a 14-13 lead and the ball on the New Orleans 29 with only 1:10 left to go, but a missed 47 yard...
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