Find Station

Bill Belichick Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt

Photo: Michael Reaves

New England Patriots HC Bill Belichick is being cagey about who, if anybody, will be calling plays on offense for his team. Pundits are stumped and have been critical of this decision thinking it will be a recipe for disaster. Doug, however, defends Belichick for pushing the envelope and trying something new. His new plan for play-calling ultimately may not work, but nothing from the mind of Belichick should ever be dismissed out of hand.

Doug Gottlieb: “I do think that Bill Belichick has earned the right to get the benefit of the doubt... Belichick’s tried all kinds of things which are different, and though they haven’t all worked, many of them have. So I continue to point out; hey, why are we questioning Bill Belichick? We can say it’s curious, it’s odd; it doesn’t feel like it’s going to work. On the other hand we also have to couch that by saying; it is Bill Belichick...”