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Bill Belichick isn’t buying ‘way overrated’ intel impact of Indianpolis Colts WR Deion Branch

01.08.14 at 11:38 am ET
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FOXBORO — Bill Belichick isn’t worried about Deion Branch giving away trade secrets this week prior to the Patriots’ showdown with the Colts at Gillette Stadium.

The Colts signed Branch on Monday and the natural question was raised: Could Branch, who played several stints in New England, provide valuable Patriots-based information that helps in game planning?

“I think that’€™s way overrated,’€ Belichick said. “A lot of time the information in those situations is misinformation, because things have changed from whenever that person [played for the opposing team]. I’€™m not saying that in any particular circumstance, I’€™m just saying in general, a lot of times a player who has been with another team tells you, ‘€˜This is what they do, this is their call, this is this, this is that,’€™ and then it turns out that’€™s really not what it is.

“€œSo, honestly, we have enough trouble doing all the things we do and getting them right and getting everybody to do them well. I’€™m sure they have the same thing with the amount of volume that you have in your different systems, and the amount of volume that you face on the other side of the ball. To be able to not only know everything you’€™re doing but also be able to figure out everything they’€™re doing, it’€™s pretty overrated.”

In baseball, they change the signs. In Foxboro, will Belichick do the same?

“€œWe’€™ll do whatever we think is best,” Belichick said.

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