Film Analysis: Basic Approach

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Basic Approach
Yeah. ... So I'm not the guy who spends a ton of time breaking down film, right? I'm basically just your average, ordinary run-of-the-mill fantasy player who tends to fly by the seat of his pants. I am, however, a fan of the game. I follow NFL news very closely; I can recite depth charts backwards and forwards; I've developed a sound understanding of how football teams operate; and I've been doing this long enough to see the tea leaves and read between the lines. I rely heavily on all those things in the day-to-day running of my fantasy teams.
Given all that, I tend to (okay, substitute "totally" for the "tend to" there) leave the serious film study to the Matt Waldman's of the world (while paying careful attention to what they
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Given that, I needed a David Levinson, Jeff Goldblum's character from the 1996 blockbuster "Independence Day." Somebody capable of thinking outside the box, breaking down the opposition and finding weaknesses the rest of the league -- hell, the rest of the entire world -- might overlook.

Who else to cast here but Belichick?

As's Gregg Rosenthal put it, "Belichick's ability to adapt is his defining trait as a head coach. That includes changing the plan during a game, during a season and often during the team-building phase of the offseason.

"[The Patriots] are a game plan organization, looking for smart, versatile players that can help the organization shapeshift on a weekly basis depending on their opponent. Belichick and Tom Brady don't stay married to a specific offensive philosophy for too long. Belichick repeatedly says he only worries about putting points on the board, no matter how it gets done. They adjust their offense to their personnel perhaps more than any
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Centers finished his 14-year NFL career by earning his first Super Bowl ring with -- wait for it -- Belichick's 2003 Patriots.

Studying "Terminator 2," "Men In Black" and "District 9" made it obvious to me that being an alien (Arnold Schwarzenegger's reprogrammed Terminator in T2 and pretty much every character not played by Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn or Linda Fiorentino in MIB) or at least part alien (Sharlto Copley's Wikus Van De Merwe in D9) can be beneficial. That being the case, I'm going with two players at wide receiver who, if not actual aliens, are totally other-worldly in Rice and Moss.

I believe their presence speaks for itself. With Moss, there's no real question right? Straight up alien. When it comes to Rice, perhaps not so much alien as just not human.

It's no coincidence either that Moss had one of the best seasons of his illustrious NFL career in 2007 while a member of the Patriots (98 catches, 1,493 yards and the above-mentioned NFL-record 23 touchdown catches) and that he's on this squad. Rice? C'mon
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