Belichick's Coaches Deserve Blame

Belichick's Coaches Deserve Blame

There has been a lot of critiquing of a certain hallowed head football coach after Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers took a Ginsu to the Patriots' pass defense -- or what passed for it -- last Sunday.

With the Patriots facilitating more air travel than O'Hare Airport, ranking last in the NFL in pass defense (323.1 yards per game) and total defense (424.1 yards per game) heading into Sunday's game with the New York Giants, what previously passed for heresy -- fans second-guessing Bill Belichick's personnel decisions and former players questioning his defensive scheme -- is open debate.

Belichick was asked Wednesday about the play of recycled cornerbacks Antwaun Molden, who got benched on Sunday, and Phillip Adams, whose locker should be equipped with a revolving door, having been released twice by the team.

"I would say of the problems we had in the Pittsburgh game, I wouldn’t put that at the top of the list," Belichick said.

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