Found December 08, 2011 on NBC Washington:
In the past 20 years, it would be difficult to find two men who have contributed as much to the game of football as Mike Shanahan and Bill Belichick. They’re two of the more respected coaches in the game with five combined Super Bowls and a litany of accomplishments most can only dream of. On Sunday these two iconic coaches will meet at FedEx Field to renew what was once an almost annual coaching matchup. That was when Shanahan was with the Broncos. Now he’s the head man for the Redskins, preparing to square off against Belichick for the first time since 2008. Shanahan is winning their series with a 5-3 overall record, but with Washington struggling through a 4-8 season, New England is a heavy favorite to win. However, that won’t take away from the fact that a pair of brilliant football minds will be roaming the sidelines on Sunday. It’s been a turbulent beginning to the Shanahan era in Washington, as he’s gone 10-18 and made several key personnel mistakes. These shortcomings have l...

Bill Belichick explains how he tells defenders: “If you were a big enough playmaker, you’d have stayed on offense”

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FO: Patriots nearly beat themselves

Football Outsiders continues to grind upon the Patriots weak defense: Aaron Schatz: The Patriots nearly managed to blow a 31-3 lead in the fourth quarter. When the Colts made it 31-17, that seemed like a cute backdoor cover. When they made it 31-24 with 40 seconds left, that probably gave Bill Belichick heartburn. The Pats recovered the onside kick and held on for the win, but this...

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