Well, there has been a ton of discussion about whether Bill Belichick made the right call in the instant classic game between the Patriots and the Colts this past Sunday night. Because of that, I thought I’d compile a list of links to several stories (with synopses of some) to get many different takes on this. At the end, I’ll throw in my own thoughts on the call.
Tedy Bruschi’s take: It was an insult to the defense.
Gene Wojciechowski: Belichick flunked his open-book test
Mike Nadel: It’s what Belichick does.
Ron Borges: Maybe temporary insanity?
Advanced NFL Statistics: Statistically, the 4th down call made more sense.
More after the link. (more…)