Like the shocking victory of ai???comeback kidai??? Donald Trump (#15 FCIL), the New England Patriots and their master strategist, Bill Belichick (another #15!), rallied to stun a world audience and its NFL foe, the Atlanta Falcons. Ai??Trailing 25 points in the third quarter, somehow, someway, the Pats rose from the ruins as Falconsai??i?? QB, known previously as ai???Matty Iceai???, was anything but. Scores of circumstances ultimately led to this Atlanta debacle, but weai??i??ll try to contextualize the game to narrow the major causes for this epic meltdown.
The Falcons lost the game more than the Pats won it, but both teams did their contrary bests to achieve the final outcome. Ai??Starting with the victors, leave it to one of the rare Left Brained NFL Head Coaches, and the only #15 Head Coach. Ai??The highly organized field marshal and CEO Bill Belichick once again out-witted a #13 FCIR coaching opponent. Ai??Whatai??i??s more, Bill’s relentless defense caused the 2016 MVP #13 QB Matt Ryan to short-circuit in the gameai??i??s pressure-packed second half, ensuring the Patsai??i?? conquest.
Before we cover that issue, who was the latest and unheralded Patsai??i?? player to shine in yesterdayai??i??s game? All this no-name nobody did was set a Super Bowl record of 14 receptions while scoring 3 TDai??i??s! Ai??Whatai??i??s more, heai??i??s not a receiver but a running back! Ai??Thatai??i??s unheard of, you may say. Ai??Yes, it is, unless heai??i??s being coached by the NFLai??i??s best (by far) coach. Ai??James White was drafted by the Pats in 2014, the 130th pick. Ai??Prior to his 14 catches Sunday, he had totaled 60 the previous 16 games. Ai??How can this happen? Can you say ai???Mastermind, Bill Belichickai???? While we are at it, we should all say Bill’s name 5 times!
Coach Belichick deserved the game MVP, not one of his players. Ai??Every game the Pats play, he is MVP first and foremost. Ai??After that realization, letai??i??s next look for secondary performers. Ai??Oh yes, most of his players had very good games at SB 51, but they all did what heai??i??s trained them like robots to doai??i??unlike any other NFL coach. Ai??Sunday, White was the exceptional performer, the week before was obscure Chris Hogan, and on and on it goes. Ai??(And did you see Julian Edelmanai??i??s SB immaculate reception, as well as his previous games? Ai??Not bad for a converted QB.) Ai??What did no-name backup QB, Jimmy Garoppolo, do in his 2 lone starts at the seasonai??i??s beginning (when #9 FCAR Tom Brady was in NFL purgatory)? Ai??Not much other than winning his games with a pass completion percentage of over 70% and a QB rating exceeding 120!
Tom Brady played very well in SB 51, that is in the second-half. Ai??He was Pop Warner-like in crucial areas of the first-half. Ai??Missing receivers by wide margins, throwing into coverage while open receivers ran in his limited #9 BT periphery, he even threw a pick-6 after freezing on what to do during the playai??i??all these occurring after the pass rush was finally getting to him. Ai??Anxiety caused Bradyai??i??s dominant Conceptual brain to kick into high gear, and he started imagining ai???what could beai??? rather than (Empirically) ai???seeingai??? what was before him. Ai??The ai???Cai??? function also engulfed Matty Melt, unfortunately, for him in the second half. Ai??(We warned of this unwanted potential overcoming the 2 dominant ai???Cai??? QBs in last weekai??i??s article.)
But after Coach Belichick calmed the team at halftime and scripted safe plays to get back in the game, the Pats and Brady made their comeback. Ai??Did you notice Bill’s first 2-point conversion? Ai??It was a short sideways pass with 2 other wideouts running interference. Ai??This coaching ingenuity makes for an easy score and paralleled many other successful passes throughout the game. Ai??Not only does New England have top receivers at every position (in mindset and exact route running especially), but no NFL receivers are consistently more open as a team. Ai??Why? Ai??The foxy field marshalai??i??s script often replicates the double picks for an NBA shooter. Ai??These screens are virtually impossible to stop, freeing the receiver for a wide-open reception.
No NFL team is better at rub routes than the Pats. Ai??Additionally, they have just ai???averageai??? receivers, yet they know how to get open better than any, and their hands are normally sure. The Falconsai??i?? defense ran out of gas as the game wore on, and Terrific Tommy had all day to find his receiversai??i??which he normally did. Ai??As we have proclaimed for many a moon, Brady has exceptional, inborn neurotransmitters and receptor sitesai??i??enabling him and fellow #9 Drew Brees (with similar neurochemical health) to have the only #9 successful NFL careers. Ai??Among many positive attributes, all #9s can coordinate gross and fine motors better than any of the 16 inborn Brain Types. With much practice, this enables them to make highly accurate throwsai??i??if relaxed and the brain is calm.
After Tomai??i??s dismal first half, he was determined to excel within Coach Belichickai??i??s second-half strategy. Ai??Q1 is the most hyped part of the brain, and the #9 can be more motivated than any of the other 4 Typess located there. Ai??As dominant Cai??i??s and goal-driven Animates, #9ai??i??s sustained passion is unparalleled. Ai??Couple this with the potential to get a 5th Super Bowl ring, Brady had mega-amped motivation as the game drew to a close. Ai??And fortunately for him, he had ALL his fellow teammates excelling in their individual play, as they had each been taught. Ai??Yes, the Pats ai???teamai??? won the Super Bowl, not any individual players. Ai??For those who do not get this fact, football is not the same as golf or tennis, nor is basketball akin with only 5 players carrying the load. Ai??No, football requires a minimum of 23 players collectively fulfilling their roles (which includes the kicker).
Joe Montana (#5 FEIR) should not be considered the all-time great quarterback because he won 4 Super Bowls. Ai??Of course that wonai??i??t harm his resumeai??i??, but the proper measurement for any QB is what he does with what he has around him. Ai??Unfortunately, few grasp this simple realityai??i??especially among the sports media. Ai??Additionally, what does a QBai??i??s coaching staff do to develop him and all the other players, on both sides of the ball? Ai??Factor in, too, what is the coachai??i??s philosophy, on both sides of the ball? Ai??How good a strategist, tactician, and play-caller is he?
What a joke it is to determine the top QB of all time based upon Super Bowl rings. Ai??Folks would do well to sequence reality and to strive for the patience and objectivity necessary for carefully weighing all these relevant factors.
Sticking with football, doesnai??i??t it makes just as much sense, or more, to say who is the greatest NFL receiver of all time as well as the QB? Ai??A receiver is much more dependent on self to be successful than a quarterback. Ai??His speed, agility, hands, route running, cunning and toughness are some of the areas in which he needs to excel. Ai??Yet if he has a QB who canai??i??t get him the ball, or a coach who cannot utilize his special giftedness, he may always dwell in mediocrity when he shouldn’t.
Suffice it to say, whenever someone claims so-and-so is the best QB based upon team success or rings, you know you are speaking with someone whoai??i??s looking only at the head of a pin. Ai??Yet perhaps they are open to grasping the larger view while putting all relevant matters into proper context.
And finally, a few words on Matty Ice becoming Matty Melt. Ai??Among many situations on Sunday, one especially memorable moment was in the 4th quarter, second down and 11 (and in easy field goal range that would ai???sealai??? the Falcons win). Ai??Matty Melt inexplicably took a QB sackai??i??the equivalent of a 7-step drop (and a yardage loss halfway to Dallas)! Ai??Yes, coaches Shanahan and Quinn could have better chosen a run play or a quick, short pass, but touted ai???cerebralai??? Ryan would know better than any in a classroom to throw the ball away; yet as the intense pressure overwhelmed him, he isolated in his ai???Cai??? function and tossed his vision to the wind (where #1ai??i??s and #5 BTs excel). Ai??While this can be a definite plus in the classroom, on the sports field it often does not bode well for people.
Just two plays before this major mistake, Matty M made another horrible throwing decision but was bailed out by a nearly impossible Julio Jones (#1 FEAR)ai??i?? catch. Ai??Just in front of Jones was a defender with his sights fixated on Matt, and another DB closing fast. Ai??Nonetheless, the vision-impaired #13 QB threw it anyway but was saved by heaven no less. Ai??Matty also took an unnecessary sack and fumbled the ball, setting up a quick Patsai??i?? TD. Ai??He once again lost his visual acuity, never seeing the edge rush while holding the ball too long. Ai??Mr. Ryan will have a long, difficult offseason. As a #13, heai??i??ll replay the game in his mind endless times. Ai??If his anterior cingulate (the brainai??i??s gear shifter) gets too hot, which occurs with many #13s, heai??i??ll relive this fateful day even more. Ai??For his sake, we sure hope this doesn’t occur. Ai??From afar, he seems like a really good and thoughtful person.
We close with a lesson for all BT students. Ai??BTIai??i??s upcoming book release and DVD/ internet video series will amplify this issue much further, yet for now, we offer this simple illustration. We have long taught that an empirical way to ascertain anotherai??i??s neural health is to carefully study his or her face and its many on-and-off nuances. Urine, blood, or sputum samples can accurately reveal a personai??i??s neurochemical condition, but few folks will be making those body substances available to you. Ai??Thus, you must rely on viewing their outward mannerisms, especially of the face. Particularly with ai???big pictureai??? Conceptual BTs, notice their eyesai??i??where, when, and how they focus. Ai??Are they wide-eyed, sort of bug-eyed? Ai??Do their gazes jump around a lot, etc.,? Ai??The more their face strays from the normal personai??i??s look, the more abstract they likely areai??i??either a result of extra ai???Cai??? neurons or less-then-optimal neurotransmitter health.
This is of special significance in sports, where these sub-optimal cognitive conditions can be an athletic hindranceai??i??particularly in big-pressured situations. Ai??Though a person with these conditions can excel in less-stressful athletic situations, the Super Bowl and other sports finals will surely reveal an athleteai??i??s neurochemical health. Ai??This is why a #5 QB (the BT with the most highly-celebrated QBs of all timeai??i??and many without SB rings), with top neural health, can rise above all other BTs at this position (even acknowledged by the massesai??i??if he can make it to the final dance). Ai??It also reveals how BTai??i??s #9 and #13 (and all others) are at a greater disadvantage placed in these same circumstancesai??i??even if they have optimal neural health. Ai??First and foremost for a QB is spatial superiority, where #1s and #5s are scientifically the best. Ai??Though few #1s excel at QB, due to their ai???emotionalai??? decision making, they make superior point guards in hoops since the game moves much faster and then they heavily rely on their dominant, Right brain visionai??i??unless they get mad. Ai??Their gross motor fluidity also dominates in hoops.
Watch the following Youtube video interviews with T. Brady and M. Ryan. Ai??See if you can notice their differing facial nuances. Which of the 2 appears to have a more relaxed face and eyes, etc.? Anyone who truly wants to be able to accurately ai???readai??? the various BTs in their public endeavors will need to develop this ability. Ai??The effort will be worth it, since it is far more useful that an American Express or VISA card; whatever you do, you do not want leave home or country without these enhanced BT analyzing abilities.
Written by: Staff