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Ernie Adams, the Patriots' nerdy football genius

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Adams also seems to enjoy not only watching greatness work, but also seeing it fail. Carlisle thinks the central message of Halberstam's Vietnam classic appeals to Adams: that people incredibly well-educated and well-intentioned could be so flat-out wrong about something. It's a helpful notion to keep in mind about the conventional-wisdom-obsessed world of football, where pedigree and tradition dictate many overly conservative decisions.

From a great profile of Ernie Adams, a former student manager of the Northwestern football team who's now the Patriots' secret genius-in-residence.

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