Former New England Patriots wide receiver (really more of a Swiss Army knife) Troy Brown was on WEEI Tuesday and stated that Bill Belichick usually prefers not to be beaten by former Patriots and that Randy Moss would have a tough time finding success Sunday night.
"If there's somebody on that team that will beat the Patriots on Sunday, it will not be Randy Moss," Brown said. "He will not score a touchdown on Sunday night.
"Just from what I know, when [Belichick] plays against former [Patriots] that have played for him, those particular players will not beat him. I saw him put two guys on Terry Glenn when he came back with Dallas to play here. We were going to win the game. It was just the fact that he didn't want Terry to catch a touchdown or make a big play."
"That player will not be the player that beats him," Brown said. "Randy Moss will not beat him on Sunday. That's for sure."
Belichick is a competitive guy, so it doesn't surprise me that he makes an extra effort to not get beaten by players that have had a significant role with the Pats in the past. Moss obviously isn't a huge part of the San Francisco 49ers offense anyway, so saying he won't catch a touchdown Sunday lacks a going-out-on-a-limb feeling, but it is definitely interesting to think that Belichick may be adding a specific game plan for dealing with Moss. He's certainly seen enough of Moss to know how to try and stop him.