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That was ugly. The Patriots' 25-17 loss to the Steelers on Sunday was unpleasant in every sense of the word, with Ben Roethlisberger making mincemeat of New England's secondary. Hindsight is always 20-20, so it's easy to look at Bill Belichick's decision to cut ties with Leigh Bodden and say it was a foolish move. Maybe it was, but one game does not make that determination. Still, the head coach and leader of the Patriots organization has opened himself up to some criticism this season. His secondary features guys such as Antwuan Molden and Phillip Adams. That secondary got burned...

Looking back at that debatable onside kick, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin backs Bill Belichick

While the move was up for some serious debate, particularly in New England, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin backed Bill Belichick’s decision to go with an onside kick with 2:35 remaining, down a touchdown, with three timeouts and the 2:00 warning all at his disposal during Sunday’s game. Tomlin, a guest today on Sirius NFL Radio, told hosts Adam Schein and Rich Gannon he would have...

Patriots defense devoid of cohesion, magnifying other problems

As someone who has watched Bill Belichick re-build (or should say “try” to re-build) his...

Week 8 Risers and Fallers: Belichick and the defense slipping

For the past decade, the Steelers and Patriots have been the class of the AFC. Their excellent coaching, personnel management and quarterback play have led to a combined seven Super Bowl appearances since 2001. When it came to the head-to-head matchup, however, the Pats clearly had the edge. But with a ferocious pass rush and a game plan that left Tom Brady watching from the sidelines...

Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript - 10/31/2011

Read what New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had to say as he addressed the media during his press conference on Monday, October 31, 2011.

Pats dealing with off-field issues

By Paul Kenyon

Big Trouble with a Capital ‘T’ in Foxboro City

DATELINE: HUMOR! Music master and professor of football sing-a-longs, Bill Belichick has come to town and has not convinced everyone in Patriot Nation that the tone-deaf defensive pass defense can win a Super Bowl. When Professor Belichick promised all those at Gillette Stadium he could prevent sin and corruption in the defensive line, fans now complain that he was selling snake...

Week Eight Recap: Pats Fall to the Steelers 25-17

The eve of All Hallow's Eve was not a good one for the New England Patriots, as they trailed the Pittsburgh Steelers the entire game en route to a 25-17 loss on Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We believe that Bill Belichick is a genius and Tom Brady is his prophet. We believe in team over self and results over stats. We believe you can blame your lack of execution...

Destiny in Their Hands

Ernie Palladino of CBS New York explains why the Jets have every opportunity to take their season back: [The] Jets walk into Ralph Wilson Stadium next week with a perfect opportunity to pull into a tie with the Bills for second, while the Giants tend to some businessof their own. And here’s the ironic trivia for that week: When does a Jets fan become a Giants fan? When the Giants...
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