If this is a truley a "copycat" league...why not try this..
1. Lets examine the so-called "they have our number" In the 70's, we had the cowboys number..TB beat the cryboys 5 straight times. From the TB era, 1975 untill 1983, TB beat the cowboys everytime and NEVER lost to them!
2. The only QB that I remember that we had trouble with was Dan Fouts..
3. Getting back to the Pats..The colts and PM couldn't get that monkey off his back untill 2006, in the playoffs untill the championship game to do that..
4. Who, in the Belicheck era, has given the Pats the hardest time?
a. Miami...in Miami, the fins always seem to give the Pats fits. They might not win most of the games, but certainley give them a better game than we do.
b. Broncos..especially Shanahan, with Jake Plummber..
c. recentley, the J-e-t-s with Rex Ryan
d. Ravens, may not always win, but play them tough...even beat them in the playoffs..
e. San Diego..always give them fits..
Question, what is it that they do? Why can't/won't try to implement it? We are way too predictable for the Belicheck coached Pats..don't our coaching staff look up tape?? Adjustments??
In the broncos case, they are a west coast team, but it seemed to work against the Pats..I didn't include the Giants, who really beat the pats in 2007, and played them tough twice that year, but they don't play too often..
any suggestions, or did I miss something?