Smiling Joe Hesketh
- May 20, 2003
It is not all that unorthodox a decision FOR BILL BELICHICK TO HAVE MADE.To me, SJH's post was clearly trying to portray it as not really all that unorthodox of a decision, and not only that, a move that would have been readily understood and praised had it been made by another team. I just can't grasp that line of thinking.
It would be unorthodox for almost every other coach in the league since only Belichick has such a long record of doing things against conventional wisdom.
Had the decision worked, of course it would be understood and praised. BB does unorthodox things all the time and they are judged by the results. Not calling time out int the waning seconds of the Super Bowl against Seattle? Unorthodox and brilliant. Hiring Patricia and Judge to run the offense? Unorthodox and not quite as brilliant.