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Belichick: Revenge is not a factor for Super Bowl

Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:24 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 7:30 pm
Belichick says revenge isn't a factor for the Pats. (Ryan Wilson,
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Perhaps you've heard by now, but the Patriots and Giants squared off in the Super Bowl previously. The Giants won that game back in 2007 and there's a common theme around Indy relating to getting revenge.

Well, to be more accurate: everyone would like there to be a common theme relating to revenge. Because Bill Belichick's not buying into the idea, even though former Patriots -- and members of that 2007 team -- like Rodney Harrison have said revenge would be a factor.

"You can talk to all those guys. Their opinion is their opinion," Belichick said during his press conference Monday. "I see this game as this game. And there aren't really that many guys who played in the last game four years ago. This team is this team."

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Belichick doesn't just think the teams are different from the 2007 renditions. He believes the teams squaring off Sunday are different than the two teams that met in Week 9 of the 2011 season.

"I think our team is different than what it was at midseason," Belichick said. "I think it's different than what it was in December. I think the Giants are a different team than we played in November. I think they're a different team than they were in December.

"So this game ... the elements of it are what we have in front of us. Not what happened two months ago, not what happened two years ago, four years ago, whatever it was."

This won't be the last time Belichick has to talk about the 2007 Super Bowl. He'll be consistently reminded of his team's failures against the Giants throughout the week and it's entirely possible that by the time the Super Bowl actually gets here, revenge will be a factor.

But as of right now, it's the focus of the Patriots locker room. Or so Belichick says.

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Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:32 pm

Belichick: Revenge is not a factor for Super Bowl

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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:25 pm

Belichick: Revenge is not a factor for Super Bowl

I actually believe Belichick on this one, because I doubt his mind works in terms of "revenge."  For him, unlike most of us, but very much like the mob, I think that Belichick thinks in terms of whacking you.  There's a difference.  Revenge implies emotion and a sense of justice (being wronged), but Belichick isn't capable of the former and has no sense of the latter.  For him, it is a cold calculation: we didn't face you before, so I will now humiliate you, or, you beat us before, so I will now humiliate you.  With him it's always the same.  Up by 20, it's 4th down from the 4 yard line with under 10 seconds left?  Dude goes for a TD instead of running out the clock on a run or kicking a FG, or just taking a knee.  It happened this year.  Why?  Well, it's the sort  of thing you do in revenge, but there was no revenge at hand in that game.  It was just Bill being Bill.  Whack!!!

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Belichick: Revenge is not a factor for Super Bowl

bellychick is a liar. he is a vengeful guy. an ego maniac that never forgets a slight. bellychick is a decent coach, bur the best asset on the team is brady. they get to the superbowl because of brady. if they win the superbow it will be because of brady. gronk is very valuable to the team, but if he cant play, brady will throw a good pass to whoever is taking his place. the guy will catch it most of the time. the thing that will win the game is tht when eli throws the pass that will be called a mireacle, is if the defenseive guy make a so called miracle defensive play. 

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