...is blow a team out early and make them one-dimensional on offense. Even the Denver game was 6-3 in the 3rd quarter until virtually their entire secondary was injured. And Taylor's fumble return for a TD added seven points right at the end of the game.
This was something we COULD have done today had we made the FG and gotten a TD on the drive in which McMichael fumbled. We could've led 17-0 at halftime and made their offense totally one-dimensional in the second half.
As it was we were outcoached on the biggest play of the game because we hadn't one-dimensionalized their offense. We called a run blitz and Belichick burned us with the pass to Dwight with no deep safety back. Had we had a big lead, we would've been playing the pass all the way.