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In a serious attempt to put these cringing emotions aside, here are the post-game grades for the New England Patriots. 1. Bill Belichick, Head Coach - Bill Belichick is still one of the best coaches to ever coach in the NFL, let's get that straight right now. However, that doesn't mean he's the best coach every Sunday. On this particular holy day, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was more prepared and better advised. His gameplan was better. His motivation was better. His attitude was better. Belichick, in contrast, didn't have his usual precise, expert-like game plan that we're used to seeing. Overall, the team came out sloppy and lousy. They looked like they had been hibernating for weeks. Belichick did not do his best job getting this young team ready for the big game, period. Defensively, Belichick did a respectable job: They slowed down Victor Cruz, but Hakeem Nicks was still a factor. Brandon Jacobs was essentially a non-factor, but Bradshaw pulled off so...
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