Jets vs. Patriots or Rex Ryan vs. Bill Belichick

Double G SportsCorrespondent IJanuary 13, 2011

The divisional playoff game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on Sunday January 16, 2011 should prove to be a good one. According to Rex Ryan, “There’s no question. It’s personal. It’s about him against myself, and that’s what it’s going to come down to.”[1]

There is a little bit of truth to Rex Ryan’s side of the story; however, like any story there are two sides. According to Bill Belichick, “I don’t think you’ll see either one of us out there making any blocks or tackles or runs or throws or catches. At least you won’t see me doing it. It’s probably a good thing for our team.”[2] Belichick is right at least on one thing, Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick will not be on the field playing the game for their teams; but they will be coaching.

Football is like a chess match, where the coaches have to move pieces and coordinate the best moves in order to win the game. The difference is that in football the pieces have a mind of their own, and not all the pieces are created equally.

A good football team can make a bad coach look good, and a bad football team can look good by having a good coach. In this particular division game, both coaches are pretty darn good at their methods and the teams aren’t that bad as well. All in all this is a tough game to really call.

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