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Scouts Chatter: Manning vs. Belichick

QB has personnel advantage, but Pats coach has had ample time to add wrinkles

Originally Published: February 3, 2012
Scouts Inc.
Editor's note: Tuesday through Friday during Super Bowl week, Scouts Inc. will tackle a key element of the Giants-Patriots matchup from a coaching perspective. Today, Gary Horton and Matt Williamson examine what kind of schemes New England coach Bill Belichick will throw at New York QB Eli Manning.

WRs give Manning built-in edge

The chess match between Bill Belichick and Eli Manning is a great underlying story of the upcoming Super Bowl. Belichick doesn't have a wealth of elite defensive players at his disposal, but he has had two weeks to prepare. That cannot be overlooked considering Belichick's fantastic track record, particularly coaching the defensive side of the ball.

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