There’s no doubt that the New England Patriots tickets holders are questioning their Head Coach. Bill Belichick is on the hot seat after the Pats lost a close game to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night. Basically, Belichick put the game in the hands of Tom Brady. It didn’t happen. Now the Patriots guru is being derided for not trusting his defense. In a way, that’s a back handed insult to the offense. The same folks who idolize Brady are now claiming that Belichick should never have trusted his offense, led by his MVP, Pro Bowl quarterback, to win the game. Pick your position fellas, no flip flopping.
The truth is it was not a bad decision. Payton Manning had the hot hand. Giving him the ball with enough time to mount a drive was statistically akin to conceding the game. The gamble didn’t pay off. had it worked, Big Bill would have once agin been proclaimed Emporer of the NFL and the legions of fans now screaming in his ear would have smugly said “I’d have done the same thing. Great call.”Eric Drouant