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Tony Romo’s Quick Observation During Sunday’s Patriots Game Proves Bill Belichick is a Genius (VIDEO)
Never thought I’d say this, but Tony Romo is probably the greatest thing to happen in sports analyst history.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback has been predicting plays before they happen left and right, and he’s only been on the job for two weeks.
This past Sunday, he was back at it again. This time, his observation of a play proved once again that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is an absolute genius.
During the 4th quarter of Patriots-Saints game, with a Pats victory pretty much in the bag, Romo noticed that the Pats opted to blitz in the red zone, instead of dropping more players into coverage.
Yes, having more players in coverage could have prevented a completion, but according to Romo, this was all done by design. Have a listen:
Teams around the league use analytics quite often to figure out what their opponent might do when they get ready to face them. Because Belichick elected to blitz on Sunday during a meaningless situation, the percentages of red zone blitzes for the Patriots defense will go up. As a result, future opponents of the Patriots may be more inclined to expect a blitz in a similar situation. Of course, that’s when Belichick will fool them by dropping more players into coverage, like he so often does.