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Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots have the coaching edge against Texans

In Bill I trust.

The Patriots coach is the equivalent of football fracking, squeezing every last natural resource out of his teams year after year. Last season, he coaxed and cajoled a team with a pass defense that should have come with a tourniquet to within 3 minutes and 46 seconds of a Super Bowl championship. This season, he has a more fertile talent pool to tap in pursuit of Lombardi Trophy No. 4.

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