Building an Organization to Beat Belichick

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, I thought I’d share one of my favorite reads from this NFL season. Being that he worked in New England for two years from 2014-16, Michael Lombardi has tremendous insight into the Patriots culture and how Bill Belichick works. In the article linked below, Lombardi lays out the requirements needed for a team/organization to topple the Patriots

-An organizational commitment to special teams (Patriots get their toughness from their kicking game)
-Understanding the laws of inversion (Eliminate the things that cause you to lose)
-Not all third downs are created equal (Be really good in the high-leverage situations)
-Be unconventional (Remember what Mark Twain said)
-Be a stoic (Focus on the next play)


For more on the Patriots:
-Belichick: “We don’t become you, you become us” (LINK)
-The one number that proves Bill Belichick is smarter than everyone else (LINK)
-How Belichick’s defense evolved (LINK)
-How Bill Belichick and Warren Buffett play a different game than the rest of us (LINK)
-Football’s most powerful friendship (LINK)

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