30 seconds until the clock hits :00 and the bomb detonates. MacGyver is strapped in a chair. In the pocket of his kick-ass leather bomber jacket is a paperclip, a gum wrapper, and four Altoids. 29 seconds later (or 5 minutes in actual time) he dramatically runs out the door as the bomb explodes. Communist held prisoner camp, liberated.
Bill Belichick is the MacGyver of football coaches. Instead of an 80’s cool bomber jacket, he dresses like a senile old man wandering around the parking lot of a Wal Mart. Last night, he shutout his former apprentice Bill O’Brien and the Texans, 27 – 0 , on a short week, with a paperclip and some Altoids.
When emerging sensation Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a shoulder injury against the Dolphins in Week 2, The Hoodie was faced the prospect of facing a playoff caliber Houston team, in a dreaded Thursday night game, with third-string rookie Jacoby Brissett as his starter. For every other coach in the NFL, that’s a guaranteed loss.
For Belichick, it was an opportunity to escape with a win using pocket lint and his shoelaces. A short passing game and designed quarterback runs with Brissett, 25 carries and two scores from LaGarette Blount, and dominate on defense and special teams. The dissection of the Texans was total and complete.
.@NateEbner forces another special teams fumble! 👊
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 23, 2016
Even Bill had to crack a rare in-game smile after pulling it off. Send the game tape to Canton.