Disclaimer: I’m not a Patriots fan. As somebody who played football for 14 years I do believe they have a great system. They can get mediocre players to play like all-pros because they “buy-in” and check their egos at the door. Yep, even Randy Moss.
Now, this quote. This is why they win and are successful. Teams are more worried about them “cheating”, looking through the trash, trying to spy. These “mental midgets” is what beats you. You are more focused on that than your game plan. It’s a unnecessary distraction for coaches and players. As I mentioned, I played football for 14 years. The hardest teams to beat had that stigma... that stigma that you had to do something special, or to completely overhaul your system to beat them. If it gets in your mind you lose focus. That is why they are successful.