It is very rare that an opposing football coach has success against Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for four quarters. Today, Tops Sports list three crucial mistakes that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson must not make going against football mastermind Bill Belichick and his future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady.
1. Being Too Conservative At the Wrong Time
If there’s anything that Doug Pederson team must do against the Patriots is to continue to be aggressive against them when you have a considerable lead. On the biggest stage against New England, teams tend to get too conservative against them at the wrong time. Ball clubs such as the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars paid the ultimate price for their lapse in judgement.
2. Committing Too Many Turnovers
One of the worst errors that the Eagles must not commit against
New England is to turn the football over on numerous occasions. When an offense does something like that, it gives the opposing quarterback a short field to work with and a possible touchdown score. Tom Brady will make the defense pay for that, I guarantee it.
3. Not Taking Advantage of the Patriots Mistakes
Last but not least, this is the most crucial mistake that the Doug Pederson and the rest of his coaching staff must avoid against the Pats this Sunday. That error is not taking advantage of New England’s mistakes whether it be on offense or defense.
In Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons had an opportunity to put on one of the most impressive performances against a Belichick coached team. However, the result was more of the same as the Patriot captured their fifth Super Bowl Title in team history.
The Falcons were doing pretty good running the football against the Patriots but failed to keep it up in the fourth quarter. If the Eagles top-notch defense causes Tom Brady to turn the football over, the offense must generate points with every attempt. If they can score touchdowns, that would be even better.
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