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Unformatted text preview: way about the confidence your coach has in his players. As a player I would want to go out and perform for my coach and back up what he had to say. Finley goes on to say that the trash talk could back fire due to the fact that it would give extra incentive to the Patriots to rally around their coach. This possibility is true, however that psychological game the Jets coaching staff was playing leading up to the game, could also work to their favor. Patriots players could feel added pressure as to not let down their organization by suffering a loss to a team that has disrespected them all week. It is a very interesting element in sports and it works for some and backfires for others. The Jets beat the Patriots fairly soundly on Sunday....
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