How else can you describe last night’s ill-fated decision by Bill Belichick to go for a 1st down on 4th and 2 from the Patriots 28 yard line, yep-That would be the 28 yard line that is 28 yards away from a Colts touchdown.
The genius just took a major IQ hit. As much confidence as Belichick has in his offense, isn’t the risk reward just too high? Did he think that little of his defense? or his punter? or his punt coverage team?
Belichick kept on reciting after last night’s game that he thought they could get 1 yard. Uh, Bill, you were right, you could get 1 yard and did get one yard. The problem was that you needed 2 yards.
Now, it was just a regular season game and so the genius, or should I say the former genius, can make up for it by winning it all or at the very least by beating Indy in the playoffs. But until then it is going to be a long 10 weeks because this is a decision gone wrong that may be brought up a time or 2 or 3 or 4 or…. well you get the picture.