Thursday, November 19, 2009


OK I've had it! If I have to turn on another radio station or flip to ESPN and listen to someone talk about the decision Bill Belichick made on Sunday nights game to go for it on 4th down instead of punting I'm going to lose it. It's now Wednesday night, three days after the game ended and it is still dominating every channel of sports talk. I have never seen a coaches decision scrutinized to the degree Bill Belichick's decision has been in the last few days. As far as the actual decision to go for it on fourth down instead of punting goes, I don't agree with the call. If I'm coaching there, I punt the ball and hope my defense can hold. With that being said, I have no problem with the call by Bill to go for it. I can see why he would rather put the game in the hands of his best player than in the defense who had just let the Colts drive the length of the field twice in only a few minutes for 14 points. I wouldn't have been able to make the same call if I were coaching because I don't have as big a pair of "you know whats" that Belichick does. The reason I like the guy so much as a coach is because he doesn't care what the media thinks. He doesn't care how much he is criticized for making an unpopular decision. He does what he thinks gives his team the best chance to win and that's it. As a player, or as a fan of his team, there is nothing more you could want from a head coach. I guarantee if he had to do it again after all the criticism he has received over the past few days, he would go for it again. I think that's awesome. As far as the fans go, I think everyone has to get over the whole deal. Everything is going to be OK. The sun is still going to rise tomorrow morning. The Pats will continue to win games. They will make the playoffs, and I still think they will meet the Colts in the AFC championship game and beat them. Listen, things could be worse. You could have this guy in the picture below coaching your beloved Patriots. And if that doesn't scare you enough, how does having Tom Cable sound, or maybe even Herm Edwards. Yeah, I thought that would cheer you up. Just don't forget Pats fans, "In Bill we trust."

Me helping coach the offense at my dad's Freshman football practice
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