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Helmets Off

Feb 2, 2018

Why is the Super Bowl being played in cold weather cities?  Even though Minneapolis has a dome for a stadium.  It’s because the Vikings put up some money to get a new stadium which is beautiful and state of the art.  But it’s really cold and cloudy.  Scott thinks it should be a warmer place. 

The Super Bowl features the two best teams in the NFL which doesn’t happen very often.  But the storyline is about Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft are just unstoppable.  They have been successful for so long is because they put their egos aside for the greater good of the team.  The three main guys in Brady Belichick and Kraft have done just that.  Scott has seen other great teams who don’t put their egos aside and they don’t win a Super Bowl. 

Tom Brady will go down as one of the greatest.  Who knows if he would have this much success playing for another team but he might not be.  But he had to overcome a lot of things around the Super Bowl, his mom and her battle, deflategate and other things but he just stays in the moment and his focus is incredible.  The same thing with Bill Belichick.  His focus and preparation is among the greatest in the game.

The Patriots have a blueprint that has made them so great.  They don’t go after the big name guys.  They go after guys who have the right attitude mixed in with a good skill set.  They always go looking for a “type.”  If they have a player who is getting older and demanding more money, they will let them go.

Now onto the Philadelphia Eagles.  Scott thinks that the best team in the NFL this season is the Eagles.  Scott believes that the Patriots are on borrowed time and that it’s not their time anymore.  Scott played with Eagles head coach Doug Pedersen when he was with the Miami Dolphins.  Doug is really good at developing quarterbacks.  He is the perfect coach for Carson Wentz and he will get Nick Foles prepared for the biggest game of his life.  Scott also played two seasons with the Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich.  Scott thinks that Frank was the greatest backup quarterback he has ever seen. 

Nick Foles has been spectacular in the playoffs.  He keeps getting better every week.  The Eagles have a big chip on their shoulders.  They are underdogs playing the New England Patriots.  Their defense is really good and can get pressure on Tom Brady without blitzing and that is the key to beat the Patriots offense.

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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