Bill Belichick more worried about the Bills than the cold
The impassive Bill Belichick doesn’t care too much about the cold weather forecast for the playoff clash between his New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills.
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The weather forecasts are however cause for concern for a match of such great importance. A temperature of around -14 degrees Celsius is announced on Saturday afternoon and snow could be present.
“During the year we have faced all kinds of things,” the 69-year-old head coach said on a daily basis. Boston Globe. I have great confidence in our players. Throughout their careers, they have been confronted with all kinds of situations, so we hope to be ready for that. ”
The “Pats” and the Bills will cross swords for the third time this season. If the Buffalo team triumphed in the last game, at Gillette Stadium, it was the Patriots who won in December at Highmark Stadium.
“I’m more worried about the Bills than the weather,” Belichick continued. I believe we need to focus on the Bills because they are the ones we need to beat. Temperature is temperature. ”
The Bills (11-6), led by quarterback Josh Allen, are favorites against the Patriots (10-7) in this duel in the East section of the American.
“We know each other very well,” added Belichick. I am convinced that both teams will try to do certain things to disconcert the opponent. Each party has its own circumstances and confrontations. The same games will not be called against the same defense, and vice versa. “
When the Bills lowered their flag to the Patriots at home on December 6, Belichick had the strategic advantage over his counterpart Sean McDermott by using ground play almost exclusively. We can expect trench warfare once again next Saturday.
In fact, even if he was absent from training on Wednesday, cornerback Jalen Mills could be in uniform on Saturday. The “Pats” could also count on the return of the marauder Kyle Dugger, the defensive tackle Christian Barmore and the linebacker Don’ta Hightower, absent against the Miami Dolphins in the last game of the season.