Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Nov 2009

Defending The Bill Bellichick Call

For all those who saw the Patriots/Colts game tonight (what else would you be doing? Homework? Hanging out with loved ones? Why?), The Pats were up 34-28 with a little under two minutes left to go. The Pats were on there own 30 and Belichick decided to go for it on 4th and short. They don't convert and surprise surprise, Peyton Manning, with only 30 yards and like a minute left to go, scores a TD and the Colts won the game 35-34. Now I can imagine that people all over this blogosphere and on ESPN will be criticizing Belichick for this awful decision. Now if I was the coach and I'm sure everyone else would have punted it on fourth down, but I'm going to sort of defend Belichick.

To read my defense go to:
http://gameofinches.blogspot.com/2009/11/defending-bill-bellichick-call....

Posted by: kaptrap19 on 16 Nov 2009

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