This post is just a snapshot that I’m going to use to get a conversation started about Bill Belichick’s genius. I had recorded EPSN’s 30 for 30 film, The Two Bills, but then my PVR broke down, needed to be replaced, and I lost the recording.
All I have is this one note that I really want to expand on one day when I can sit down and watch the film again, notebook, pen and remote in hand.
The note I jotted down quotes Bill Parcels responding to a question about Bill Belichick’s abilities:
“Bill has this reservoir of players in his head… He’s a genius…”
That’s all I’ve got for now.
And perhaps seeing the film again is not going to help me get a full explanation of Parcell’s statement. I guess that for that I’d need to talk to Parcells and maybe even Belichick himself, to figure out how his head really works. How he thinks. What he sees. How he pictures. How he decides.
What exactly does Parcell’s mean by “reservoir of players”?
Are players like pieces in a complex game of chess?
More on this at a later date…