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Extra week not a time for craziness

While an extra week of preparation is good, don't expect the coaching staffs to go overboard.

Originally Published: January 26, 2005
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In the final moments of Sunday evening's AFC championship game, as the scoreboard clock at Heinz Field inexorably counted down toward another Super Bowl appearance for the New England Patriots, the team's soon-departing coordinators individually approached Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for an emotional bear hug.

First offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, headed to Notre Dame the day after Super Bowl XXXIX, embraced his boss. And then defensive chief Romeo Crennel, whose next task presumably ...

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