Found February 08, 2012 on
The strangest coaching decision during Super Bowl week wasn't when Bill Belichick ordered his defense to act like matadors and wave Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw by for a touchdown from 6 yards out with less than a minute left in the game. That's just the one people will remember. The really odd one came four days earlier when the uber-prepared Patriots coach, anticipating a halftime show that would dictate a 30-minute intermission rather than the usual 12, ordered his players to take a break from practicing football and practice sitting in the locker room for a half-hour instead.
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New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw scored a 6-yard touchdown with 57 seconds to play in Super Bowl XLVI - and felt awful about it.
Bradshaw bolted through a hole the size of Texas before attempting to stop at the 1-yard line in an attempt to run out the clock.
"I tried (to stop), but my momentum just took me in," Bradshaw told NFL Network. "All I could do...
The enigmatic coach of the New England Patriots ask more of his players than of himself.
While Mario Manningham’s incredible 38-yard sideline catch was the best picture Super Bowl 46, this image of Ahmad Bradshaw’s 6-yard Super Bowl winning TD merits a close second place.
This should-I-score-or-should-I-squat pose at the 1-yard line is a Super Bowl classic.
Ahmad Bradshaw's game-winning TD in Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo credit: John W. McDonough/SI)
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Bill Belichick, in the aftermath of yet another Super Bowl letdown at the hands of the New York Giants, should contemplate the following two questions. Patriots fans should hope he takes the second one as seriously as the first.
1. What went wrong in Super Bowl XLVI that again cost him, his star quarterback and his team another notch at even more lasting greatness?
2. What went...
Bill Belichick gave clear instructions to his defensive unit: Let the runner score.
NFL Network debuted it’s Super Bowl version of “Sound FX” Wednesday night. The behind-the-scenes series gives fans a deeper look into the games by playing never-before-heard soundbites by players, coaches, officials, etc. Wednesday’s airing did not disappoint, letting viewers in on what those close to the action were thinking during some of the Super Bowl’s most crucial...
It was the moment of truth Ahmad Bradshaw had dreamed of since he was a kid hearing play-by-play commentary inside his head. With his team trailing and a minute left in the game, it was his chance to score the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.
When the Patriots got to Indianapolis last week, our own Gregg Rosenthal introduced us to the “new, relaxed Bill Belichick.” Belichick was cracking jokes during press conferences, keeping things light around his team and generally coming across nothing like he usually does when placed in front of cameras and microphones. Rosenthal wasn’t the only one…
In a serious attempt to put these cringing emotions aside, here are the post-game grades for the New England Patriots.
1. Bill Belichick, Head Coach - Bill Belichick is still one of the best coaches to ever coach in the NFL, let's get that straight right now. However, that doesn't mean he's the best coach every Sunday. On this particular holy day, Giants head coach...
After the Patriots defense let Giants running back, Ahmad Bradshaw score the go-ahead touchdown with a minute left in Super Bowl 46, Tom Brady got his offense to mid field with five seconds remaining. The Pats only chance was a hail mary pass to the endzone.
Ball hits the ground. Giants win. And stop it right there. Even a healthy Rob Gronkowski...