New England Patriots: Bill Belichick Classy in Response to Questionable Call

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In a week seven divisional battle, nobody thought the New York Jets would have the upper hand on the New England Patriots when all was said and done. But, that’s exactly what happened.

When the two teams headed into overtime, it was an easy assumption thinking that Tom Brady would lead his team to victory. Those types of stages were made for the three-time Super Bowl champion. But, it was the Jets who had an opportunity to win it with a field goal.

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Nick Folk attempted a field goal that ended up missing the mark, and the Patriots thought they had a chance to drive down the field once and for all and take the game. But, as they saw that flag get thrown they began to wonder what went wrong.

Chris Jones was flagged for pushing his teammates into the line of scrimmage, which apparently is a rule that hasn’t been enforced in God knows how long. At first, head coach Bill Belichick was obviously upset with the call, and rightfully so.

But, after the game, Belichick was a bit more calm and took the classy route when asked about his reaction to the game.

“On the field goal play at the end, Chris is obviously trying to do the right thing by stepping up and taking responsibility,” Belichick said. “But that’s not his responsibility. That’s ours. I just have to do a better job of coaching that. That’s not his fault.”

The way Belichick reacted, taking the blame, is one of the classiest responses to a tough situation in recent memory. He’s never one for sugar-coating anything or making excuses. He’s one of the best coaches in the game and knows it. Out of all of the rules he could have missed, this bizarre hidden gem was it. He accepted responsibility and is moving on — truly a class act.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

 

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