http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704431804574540100532247022.htmlWhat’s So Great About Punting?
In the past 24 hours, Bill Belichick has been ripped and ridiculed, caricatured, called a fool and even accused of falling asleep on the job. “I seriously think he might be losing interest,” wrote one fan.
But before we run the head coach of the New England Patriots out of town for the tough decision he made in Sunday night’s 35-34 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, let’s look at the nature of his crime.
Faced with a fourth down in his own territory late in the game with a vulnerable lead, Mr. Belichick decided to let his offense try to win the game with one play.