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Bill Belichick on DHK details coaching philosophy, which is opposite of Mike Tomlin's

Ryan Hannable
November 27, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Even though the Patriots don't play the Steelers for another two weeks, Mike Tomlin was already looking ahead to the Week 15 meeting when speaking to Tony Dungy prior to Sunday Night Football.

"I'm going to embrace the elephant in the room. [The game is] going to be fireworks," Tomlin said. "And it's probably going to be Part 1. That's going to be a big game. But probably, if we're both doing what we're supposed to, the second one is really going to be a big game. Then what happens in the first is going to set up the second one, which is going to determine the location of the second one."

Bill Belichick, of course, is the opposite as he consistently takes things one week at a time and never would get caught talking about an opponent weeks in advance.

Speaking on Dale & Holley with Keefe Monday, Belichick said he's never known anything different.

“I think I always heard that from my dad," Belichick said. "I always heard that from the Navy teams and their preparation. My coaches and that’s — I just grew up that way. I don’t really know any other way. You control what you can control. The only thing that we can control is this week. We can’t control last week and we can’t control next week. Eventually, we can, but we can’t really do anything about it now. This week is this week. Today is today. We do what we can do with what is right immediately in front of us and do the best we can and when that is over we’ll move on to the next opportunity.”

The Patriots will travel to Buffalo this week and Miami next week before taking on the Steelers Dec. 17.