FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Few people know as much about football as New England coach Bill Belichick, but that never stopped Mike Vrabel from making suggestions when he played linebacker for the Patriots.
"I would tell him, 'Mike, when you're a coach and you're calling the defenses, you should go ahead and do that,' " Belichick said Wednesday.
Vrabel played eight seasons in New England and won three Super Bowls under Belichick. Now, he's a linebackers coach for the Houston Texans, and will finally get a chance to test his schemes against his former coach on Sunday night.
Belichick said he didn't always listen to his former player.
"[I'd say], 'Here's why...