Patriots expect the unexpected with Texans
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Bill Belichick is no doubt one of the best coaches in the NFL, his 17 playoff wins are third best in league history.
Belichick's father Steve, who was a longtime assistant coach at the Naval Academy, influenced a lot of his son's greatness -- and clearly still has an impact on the Pats head coach.
"You don't win a war by digging a foxhole and sitting in it. You have to go out there and attack," Belichick said in a press conference.
He grew up in Annapolis and has a lifelong-affection for the armed forces. So it's no surprise Bill Belichick continues to channel his inner "Commander-in-Chief" to prep his Patriots for battle.
"When you talk to the Navy SEALs and those guys about when they go on a mission, they talk about, 'So, we get there and we had practiced going over a 6-foot wall, but the wall is 30-feet high,' that's the way it is in the NFL,” Belichick said.
Belichick told his troops to expect the unexpected -- and they wouldn't expect anything less.
"I mean, you hear it out of his mouth, about how fired up he is about it, and y'know, this is an important game, and right now, it's either win or go home… Houston knows that, we know that, it's gonna be two great teams going at it," said Stevan Ridley.
"We get to play in a playoff game, and not a lot of teams get to, and we wanna take advantage of it, and y'know, prepare, and make sure that we're ready for it on Sunday," said Danny Woodhead.