Willie McGinest joins “The Michael Holley Podcast” at the Super Bowl in Atlanta to talk about the Patriots mentality, how to build a losing team into a winning one, and Tom Brady.
(:45) - McGinest on Brady’s mentality and intensity, and staying in the moment.
(2:20) - The Hall of Fame conversation for Patriots players, and how championships aren’t considered as strongly as they should be.
(5:30) - McGinest talks about the gameplan the Patriots had against the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, and how the players bought into the team-centric mentality from the get-go. Also, he talks about how the Patriots hatred and cheating accusations are ridiculous after reaching their ninth Super Bowl. McGinest says, “If you give me the answers to the test, we’re not going to beat you by a field goal, we’re going to beat your ass by 30 points.”
(7:40) - McGinest talks about Nickell Robey-Coleman's comments on Tom Brady not being as good, and whether Brady has diminished at all.
(9:20) - McGinest on the Patriots struggles during the season, and if he’s surprised they are in the Super Bowl.
(12:20) - Willie talks about the Patriots dynasty and the foundation being set early as the reason he knew it was a recipe for success. “Do you think Belichick has some special wand in his office? It’s football.”
(14:08) - Is there a phrase McGinest remembers from Belichick that he still uses today?
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