Bill Belichick finds more reason for his challenge everything argument

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick said last week that he thought coaches should be able to challenge any call during games and it didn’t take him long to get more fuel for that fire on Sunday.

On a second down play on the first Browns possession of the game, wide receiver Greg Little caught a Jason Campbell pass and was hit by Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower. The ball came loose and the Patriots recovered, but the referees ruled that his progress was stopped before the ball came loose.

It was a dubious call and Belichick reached into his sock to toss the red challenge flag, but the officials told him that he wasn’t permitted to challenge that ruling. Cameras caught Belichick responding to that information by saying a word that sounds like a duck as he put the flag away.

The Browns went on to kick a field goal and lead 3-0 with a little more than five minutes to play in the first quarter.

9 responses to “Bill Belichick finds more reason for his challenge everything argument

  1. BB evidently lost all his hoodies…. but he’s right, they should be able to challenge anything… and anything should be subject to booth review.

    The NFL has a hyper fear of slowing down the game, but that’s ridiculous, they still only get 3 challenges.

  2. This type of play probably happens once every couple weeks…why is it being reported here? Oh yeah that’s right…all things Pats especially when the officials are involved and the Pats are on the short end of the stick gets reported by the media.

  3. fatsolio says: Dec 8, 2013 1:56 PM

    This type of play probably happens once every couple weeks…why is it being reported here? Oh yeah that’s right…all things Pats especially when the officials are involved and the Pats are on the short end of the stick gets reported by the media.

    ………..probably because they want to generate traffic on their site and they know so many Pats haters are out there that they’re going to post inane comments about Spygate and how the Patriots are the leagues darlings…..keep responding and bumping up Pats articles and they’ll keep posting articles about the Pats.

  4. Belichick acts like a petulant child during press conferences, refuses to shake hands when his team loses, never says a word to anyone, yet when he feels his team gets a bad call, he suddenly wants to speak up? Accept the many favorable calls you already get BB and go back to keeping your mouth shut.

  5. koenig61 says:
    Dec 8, 2013 2:18 PM
    Belichick acts like a petulant child during press conferences, refuses to shake hands when his team loses, never says a word to anyone, yet when he feels his team gets a bad call, he suddenly wants to speak up? Accept the many favorable calls you already get BB and go back to keeping your mouth shut.—

    WHO CARES!!!
    why do people care so much how a coach acts in a press conference?

    If you are NOT a patriots fan why are you watching a BB Presser?

    GET OVER IT!!!

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