Teams will try to copy Panthers and Patriots

Teams will be closely studying the Super Bowl to see what they can learn from the Panthers and Patriots.

Originally Published: January 18, 2004
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

NFL coaches are copycats, and that's not a problem. Offensive and defensive plays can't be copyrighted and plays have been recycled for as long as players have strapped on helmets. Copying in the NFL is truly the sincerest form of flattery.

Which brings up an interesting thought process after the Super Bowl. Creatures of habit, coaches will closely study the Super Bowl teams to see what enabled them to make it to Houston. Remember last year how everyone marveled at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

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