How Bill Belichick and the Patriots held the Rams to 3 points in the Super Bowl

  • Published on Feb 8, 2019
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    In my latest video breakdown, I wanted to see how the Patriots held the Rams to 3 points in the Super Bowl. We’ll cover:
    1. Bill Belichick’s game plan
    2. Front seven’s performance and how they took away the Rams’ zone running game
    3. Coverage trends that Belichick used to counter Sean McVay’s scheme
    4. Jared Goff's performance - Was it as bad as people thought it was?
    Hope you enjoy the show!
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  • chairmanofrussia

    Should have been Rams Chiefs. THAT would have been a game to watch.

  • fwdfdfsa111133
    fwdfdfsa111133 7 days ago

    The Rams looked like deer in headlights. Right off the bat, the video starts with clips of the linebackers pancaking the offensive lineman trying to run block. You can tell the message was hit them in the mouth and let them know about it. Bully football.

  • EZR
    EZR 8 days ago

    Turns out, it is that simple

  • Hashi Mohallim
    Hashi Mohallim 15 days ago

    The reason on why the rams lost was they didn't change up their game plan and didn't do things differently. All they did was play action and running the ball. They was no jet sweeps, read options, slants to a tight end, long passes, or other run fakes. They could've exploited the mismatches between the tight ends and the Patriots linebackers. That would've opened up multiple 1 on 1 coverages with the receivers which would help the rams score 30 or more points on Belichick and the Pats. If I coached that game as a 15 year old, the score would be 63-10 Rams, with me being the Rams starting head coach guaranteed.

  • Tim White
    Tim White 21 day ago

    For any new, and upcoming Linebacker's Just watch 54

  • In reel Life
    In reel Life 25 days ago

    NFL gave Bellichek the rams playbook

  • Acoustic Mario
    Acoustic Mario Month ago

    They arent gooing to meet again the cowboys got way btter and now have a dynamic offensive playcaller. And the rams got stale. It going to be cowboys pats or cowbys chiefs this superbowm

    • EZR
      EZR 8 days ago


  • Lorne Armstrong
    Lorne Armstrong Month ago

    The lions, Bears, and several teams afterward also established good strategies to shut down LA. We are already seeing other teams adjust.

  • Leonardo di parma
    Leonardo di parma Month ago

    This is equivalent to an UFC fight where instead of being a brutal brawl , one the fighters wants to take it to the ground and fight safe , not appealing to everyone to watch

  • Bryan Calhoun
    Bryan Calhoun Month ago

    Bellicheck has a history of TEACHING his defenses to think on their feet .. and make adjustments . On the fly .. that's not a normal coaching technique, historically few coaches trust their players that much... John Madden was one of the O.G. coaches who let his players think....bellicjecls genius is he uses his players genius.... He lets them take part in their own victory .. he doesn't just give orders.. he teaches thinking..
    But I hate him...

  • Kid Pistol 27
    Kid Pistol 27 Month ago

    Belichick it's that simple

  • Julian Turner
    Julian Turner Month ago

    Great breakdown but can you hi light the players on the screen to get a better understanding of what you’re explaining

  • Dill Pickle
    Dill Pickle Month ago +1

    So what your saying is the Rams shouldn’t have been there...

  • Frank V
    Frank V 2 months ago

    The running back should of adjusted their runs. And Goff should check in the line and modify his plays is just bad coaching that’s what happened here.

  • ads
    ads 2 months ago

    donta Hightower at 0:56, sheeesh

  • Manuel DeAbreu
    Manuel DeAbreu 2 months ago

    Mcvay never adapted and panicked on the big stage. Like he said, he had a plan and the Patriots did nothing he expected. They just stuck to the plan. I can't remember the boxer that said it but it was 'Everyone has a plan until they get punched'.

  • Manuel DeAbreu
    Manuel DeAbreu 2 months ago

    Mcvay never adapted and panicked on the big stage. Like he said, he had a plan and the Patriots did nothing he expected. They just stuck to the plan. I can't remember the boxer that said it but it was 'Everyone has a plan until they get punched'.

  • Joe Me
    Joe Me 2 months ago

    PATS did their hm and studied that Rams/Bears game. 7 ✊

  • The Decima
    The Decima 2 months ago +1

    Saints would’ve done better. Rams are easily the worst SB runner up imo

  • Jahziel Hayes
    Jahziel Hayes 2 months ago

    You act like the patriots blew the rams out. Ima be honest it was the most freakin boring super bowl in history. The rams made 1 mistake and that costed the win the score was 13-3

  • Carlos
    Carlos 2 months ago

    Van noy was a beast this game, I couldn’t get my eyes of him

  • Shea Hogge
    Shea Hogge 2 months ago

    Mmmmmmm literally mugging Brandin Cooks for 4 quarters would be the answer....

  • keith Cheee
    keith Cheee 2 months ago

    They held them too 3 points because Todd gurley was no where near 100 percent healthy

  • Moor 83
    Moor 83 2 months ago

    Well not to mention he played basically the exact same team/philosophy in the Super Bowl against the Falcons.. “The Zone Scheme..”

  • MrHarveyTV
    MrHarveyTV 2 months ago

    Fucking wizard
    Follow me on Twitter @visibleLike

  • Daniel Brown
    Daniel Brown 2 months ago

    Good analysis, (sniff). Go Rams!

  • Daniel Daily The Daily Income Guru

    Im sorry but I can't take these half narratives.
    The Patriots didnt defeat the high power Rams offense. Nor did they play them at the Superbowl.
    The 1# offense cease the moment Gurley knee worn out and Kupp got injured.
    Look at the Rams offensive numbers before Kupp got injured and after. Kupp, Cooks, and Woods were all on pace 1,000 receiving and No defense could stop them.
    They never lost a freaking game until Kupp got horse collared.
    Secondly, Gurley was clearly hamper by the knee going into the Superbowl. The numbers DON'T lie.
    Thirdly, the Patriots copied Chicago defensive scheme that bottled up a Kupp less, hampered running back offense.
    Yes they squeezed out a victory against an injured team but to act like they beat the Rams at full capacity...they didn't.

  • Michael Cason
    Michael Cason 2 months ago

    Just remember don't bet against Belichick...

  • Gerald Balzano
    Gerald Balzano 2 months ago

    Add closed captions please.

    METAL HEAD 2 months ago

    Rams should not have even been there saints got robbed

  • Sour Green
    Sour Green 3 months ago

    I love this breakdown I’m don’t know the most about football so it really helped me understand on certain plays where I was confused

  • Caleb Kjergaard
    Caleb Kjergaard 3 months ago

    Vic Fangio showed everybody how to stop that offense, NE did pretty much the same thing

    • Lorne Armstrong
      Lorne Armstrong Month ago

      Fangio actually copied Detroit (Matt Patricia); the Bears just executed better. After Chicago beat them most teams the Rams faced used a similar strategy

  • Thomas Fletcher
    Thomas Fletcher 3 months ago

    The Saints would have beat the Pats . You can't hold Drew Brees to 3 pts .

    • Lorne Armstrong
      Lorne Armstrong Month ago

      New Orleans got a lucky call 10 years ago against the Vikings (NFCG), as well as against the Steelers last year. Hypotheticals are pretty pointless and if officiating was perfect they wouldn't have a super bowl.

  • Mocoi101
    Mocoi101 3 months ago

    Goff couldn’t find a pair. Plain and simple

  • Will Musso
    Will Musso 3 months ago

    Because the Saints should have been in that game to donkey stomp the Patriots.

    • Lorne Armstrong
      Lorne Armstrong Month ago

      The Saints didn't mind when a poorly officiated game granted them an NFCG victory 10 years ago. If officiating were perfect they wouldn't have a super bowl at all

  • Christian Juneau
    Christian Juneau 3 months ago


  • yung vo
    yung vo 3 months ago

    Lol I feel like the patriots didn’t win that game the rams just lost it if that makes sense🤣🤣🤣brandin cooks dropped 2 td passes that every one in the comment section coulda caught lol just sayin tho

  • MightyZocalo
    MightyZocalo 3 months ago

    Goff is just an average QB benefiting from McVey System.

  • John Elway
    John Elway 3 months ago

    Lol there are actual patriot fans?? That’s so weird.

  • courteo
    courteo 3 months ago

    Bruh, the Pats know teams plays because they film other teams practices and know exactly how they are being prepared against. Its that simple. Belichick is great, don't get me wrong. But it's not all coaching.

  • Justin Nardine channel one

    They say the patriots are too cerebral but man Bill can game plan like no other.

  • jiblitz77
    jiblitz77 3 months ago

    Such a great game!

  • Gabe Rubalcava
    Gabe Rubalcava 3 months ago

    Because jared Goff wasnt ready

  • WolfLarsen85
    WolfLarsen85 3 months ago

    Gurley was injured, that's why.

    • WolfLarsen85
      WolfLarsen85 Month ago

      @Lorne Armstrong I think they are trying to limit his reps.

    • Lorne Armstrong
      Lorne Armstrong Month ago

      Doesn't seem to be helping them all that much now that he and Kupp are healthy.

  • Mokouteh Toe
    Mokouteh Toe 3 months ago

    Personally I expected the Rams to do better.

  • Robert Sharpless
    Robert Sharpless 3 months ago

    It’s easy to scheme when you know what they were running*** Joey porter is still around you should ask him what he thinks about their schemes

    EULISS BENOIT 3 months ago

    The Rams suck

  • Manny Jimenez
    Manny Jimenez 3 months ago

    It’s so oblivious why the rams suck balls is that there fucken coach sucks he so overrated he can even adjust in the second half golf sucks as a Qb and it will show when 2019 season starts

  • 1960jack
    1960jack 3 months ago

    Hey L.A. LAMBS at least my team can get in the end zone when they get to the Super Bowl, still own the dumbest play call in Super bowl history but ... Go SEAHAWKS, Belicheck is one hell of a coach!

  • Thiessen Yang
    Thiessen Yang 3 months ago

    the patriots gameplan really great, must be cheating XD

    JAMES CONNOR 3 months ago


  • yersopunk
    yersopunk 3 months ago

    How many times have New England coaches or players been fined or suspended for cheating?? Where was Robert Kraft arrested?? You think Kraft wouldnt cheat at football when hes out getting with teen girls at sex massage parlors?? Just so happens Kraft and Goodell are bffs....Im sure its all just coincidence

  • C. S.
    C. S. 3 months ago

    I'm beginning to think this Belichick fellow has a future in the NFL.

  • Charlie Vespa
    Charlie Vespa 3 months ago

    How the rams held the patriots to 13 points

  • JuniorandPatty MacArthur

    Thank you for the breakdown.....

  • Nathan Cordrey
    Nathan Cordrey 3 months ago

    The reason the patriots see so much success is due to Bill not playing the current game. He plans his plays to throw off future opponents. He dominated the rams because he set them up to think he would play more man due to previous weeks. But Bill knew this and adjusted. Most coaches dont have that awareness. Between the amazing players and a coach who can see what happens before it does, it makes a hard team to take down.

  • Mxeno skorpion
    Mxeno skorpion 3 months ago


  • 1017ALYX 9SM
    1017ALYX 9SM 3 months ago

    Held em to 3 points because the rams weren’t supposed to be in the Super Bowl in the first place. Coming from a Pats fan, it should’ve Been Brady vs Brees

  • Edwen Casaus
    Edwen Casaus 3 months ago

    By copying what the Bears did to them earlier in the season

    • Lorne Armstrong
      Lorne Armstrong Month ago

      It was really the Lions and Matt Patricia who the Bears copied...they just did it much better

  • BlizzardPeak
    BlizzardPeak 3 months ago

    The Rams defense played a game they’d win 9/10 times. Holding Brady and the Pats to 13 points. The offense just couldn’t get a thing done.