I'm anxiously awaiting an advance copy of Michael Holley's new book titled "War Room: The Legacy Of Bill Belichick And The Art Of Building The Perfect Team" and part of that is because I find Belichick's consistency fascinating. He never gets too high and never gets too low. You see some of the same qualities in GM Scott Pioli, and even Todd Haley.
The Kansas City Chiefs were blown out against the Buffalo Bills. Blown to the point where people are wondering if this has season-long implications. At a time like this, especially early in the season, I think it's important to keep a level head. Sure, this very well could be the first of 13 losses this year but, as Steve said last night, it's not. Right now it's 0-1.
That brings me to this quote from Bill Belichick after last night's game. The Patriots cruised to a 14-point victory and QB Tom Brady and the passing game looked terrific. Belichick's response? 'We can do better.'
"Again I thought it was competitive tonight, but there's still a lot of things that we need to do better, that's obvious. We've got to go back to work, it's the first game of the season, we've got 15 more in the regular season, and hopefully we can improve on a weekly basis. I mean that's what we need to do. We're a long way from being a good football team right now."
I like this mindset. You're never as good as you think, and you're never as bad as you think.