Originally written on Ex Pats  |  Last updated 11/18/14

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 24: Head Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots during warm up against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The only thing which scares reporters more than a slow news day is having to ask Bill Belichick questions after a controversial loss. So, it's not surprising that after last night's non-call to end the game that every single reporter seemed to not want to be the guy to have to ask Belichick a question: Honestly, if the reporters could ask better questions, maybe Bill could have been more receptive to answering them. The best part of it is when he called out the assembled press for asking him about the last play FOUR times in a brief press conference. The most he was willing to elaborate on the last play was on whether the Patriots got an explanation for the flag pick-up: “Like I’ve said, we’ve been down that road before. Didn’t get one tonight, didn’t get one at the Baltimore game. Guess that’s the way we do it.” Of course if you're a ref who decides to backtrack on a potentially game-changing penalty, then facing a displeased Bill Belichick is probably the last thing you want to do. Just ask the reporters.
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