Originally Posted by Palma
One of he reasons I can't stand the Patriots and Billecheck is that he trys to manipulate the game with Bullshit like being the first coach ever to challange 12 men on the field and stealing your ex-offensive cordinators new signals for play calling. He was trying to be clever and go for it on 4th and 8 hoping to demoralize the Giants and end their momentum and it bit him in the ass to end up losing by a field goal.
I also thought it was classic that the Patriots finally lose and they act like poor losers...
while I agree about the Belcheat and Patriot hate, the challenge of 12 men on the field is a brilliant move within the rules and it was not the first time that has been done. Right off hand Gibbs challenge that in the Was/Min in Week 15 after the play resulted in a fumble recovered by Min, it was overturned because they had 12 on the field and that was one of the key moments in the Skins playoff run. And more than likely it was someone in the booth in Belchick's ear just as with Gibbs and its just a good challenge. ALso it was 4th and 13 which makes it even worse, the percentages favor a 48 yd FG attempt over 4th and 13th by a lot and as a "genius" head coach you have too recognize how well their defense is handling your offense and take any points you can get. His arrogance cost his team atleast a shot at OT and remaining perfect.