Antowain Smith
Brady's Way: Throw It

HOUSTON — For the football fans who enjoy the finer points of their favorite game, Super Bowl XXXVIII provided a long, long look at what a good football team should do to succeed in the 21st century — and what it shouldn't do. First, you can't win with defense alone. Two of the finest defensive coaches the NFL has ever seen, Bill Belichick and John Fox — the head coaches of, respectively, the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers — fought to a 0-0 draw through the first 27 minutes of Sunday's 30-minute first half. Second, you can't win with a running-play offense. In the decisive game of this long season, good runners didn't do much. ...