Socci’s Notebook: Complementary Football Continues To Key Patriots Success

December 1, 2013 4:26 AM
Socci’s Notebook: Complementary Football Continues To Key Patriots Success
" BOSTON (CBS) – We heard the term from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick when describing New England’s next opponent in the days before a visit to Carolina.  His counterpart from Baltimore, John Harbaugh, repeated it late last Sunday afternoon, addressing his players after their win over the New York Jets.

And in the earliest minutes of Monday morning, Julian Edelman coined the same phrase to frame the Patriots comeback to beat Denver, 34-31, in overtime.  In many respects — because it reflects every phase of the game — it is the ultimate compliment for a football team.

Complementary football.

Simply put, it’s the product of everyone, regardless of role, doing what he’s supposed to "

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