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Napoleon Bonaparte is credited in saying that "In battle, the mental is to the physical as three is to one."
Here are some of the coaching points involved in the Jimmy Graham contract negotiation with the New Orleans Saints:
This is the Super Bowl of Number Ones. Both teams were number one seeds in their conference. Seattle has the number one defense while Denver has the number one offense.
The axiom that the game of football is won or lost on the line of scrimmage is sometimes lost in today's brand of offensive football.
One of the great things about the Super Bowl is the open week after the conference championship games. It is not an open week for the teams involved, however.
The Saints were clearly the better team. If not for the two Drew Brees interceptions, the Eagles game would not have been close.
Neither the Bucs or the Saints is very good right now.
After a disappointment such as the New Orleans loss in Seattle, I am reminded of a quote attributed to Sir Andrew Barton in an old Scottish ballad: