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THE QUESTION

Belichick: Genius vs. ego

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's gamble backfired last night against the Indianapolis Colts, but is it that hubris that makes him great?

Posted by Emil Steiner on November 16, 2009 8:15 AM
FROM THE PANEL

LJ risk too high

The Bengals are in no position to be rehabilitating anybody's image.

Posted by Sean McCann, on November 17, 2009 3:52 PM

Winning pardons all

If Larry Johnson produces, or at least doesn't get in the way of the Bengals winning, he'll be forgiven.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on November 17, 2009 3:03 PM

Bengals sign LJ

After RB visited team Monday

Posted by Mark Maske, on November 17, 2009 10:04 AM

Belichick fail

Perhaps the Genius of Gillette is getting old?

Posted by Sean McCann, on November 16, 2009 2:02 PM

The football Gods are smiling

Although Belichick made a bold move, other coaching moments made this very flawed.

Posted by Sean Moroney, on November 16, 2009 12:23 PM

Belichick played to win

Considering the way the Colts were moving the ball, Bill Belichick would do the same thing over again, and I don't blame him.

Posted by Chris Richardson, on November 16, 2009 11:59 AM

Great move, Bill

I'm not a Belichick fan, but I loved his fourth-down decision more than I can probably articulate.

Posted by Jeff Nelson, on November 16, 2009 11:16 AM

Belichick did have his reasons

Perhaps misguided, but they exist

Posted by Mark Maske, on November 16, 2009 11:15 AM

Ego of genius

Bill Belichick wanted to show the world that he didn't become one of the three or four "genius'' coaches in NFL history by following conventional wisdom.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on November 16, 2009 10:18 AM

Belichick got clocked

the real story here is that Manning is playing his position as well as it can be played, and that's why this game went the way it did.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on November 16, 2009 9:13 AM

Belichick's Blunder

The worst decision New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick has ever made?

Posted by Michael Wilbon, on November 16, 2009 8:34 AM

Smart move, Bill

If you want to win, you go for it on fourth which is what makes Belichick a champion.

Posted by David Aldridge, on November 16, 2009 8:29 AM

What do you think of Belichick's call?

New England Patriots have a Hall of Fame head coach who went for it on fourth and two at his own 28, up six, with 2:03 left and lost. Was it the right move?

Posted by Reader Poll, on November 16, 2009 8:25 AM

Belichick's gamble backfires

Colts stun Pats

Posted by Mark Maske, on November 16, 2009 1:05 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

mchantu: He blew it. It serves him right. Pure egotism. Came back to bite him in the rear end. HAHAHAHA... cheater...

Masonlee: Let's not forget it's a game, the predictable, conventional plays weaken the sport. I'm not a New England fan as I lived there for many yea...

mgferrebee: Yes the man is a complete egotistical fool! New England should fire him today, and the Redskins should hire him tomorrow!...

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