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07:25 AM ET 11.28 | What was Bill Belichick thinking? When [Belichick] won the overtime coin flip and handed the ball over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, owner Robert Kraft's immediate thought was in line with what most of America was thinking. "When Bill chose the wind, I said, 'What is he doing?" Kraft said [earlier this week]. ... [I] spoke with (Belichick) and chatted about it with him afterward, and once again, he was on top of things. What they figured out was, by choosing the wind, it was an incremental 20 yards that they needed to be able to kick, and sure enough, it was a very wise decision. "Probably, as a fan, I don't think 80-90 percent of our fans would think giving Peyton Manning the ball in overtime was going to be in our best interest." Ultimately, the Patriots held Manning and pulled out a thrilling 34-31 [OT win].

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November 28, 2013  08:01 AM ET

"When Bill chose the wind, I said, 'What is he doing?" Kraft


That right there tells me everything I need to know about Robert Kraft's football IQ.

I honestly can't understand how anyone could have sat through the first 4 quarters of that game and not taken the wind in overtime. It was pretty well blatant that Peyton Manning couldn't throw the ball against the wind.

November 28, 2013  09:02 AM ET

at least mr. kraft stays out of the way and off the side-lines [umm=jerry jones...?],....and coach/B.B. was very lucky peyton didn't walk-away with that (W).,.....i was even questioning bill's O-T/ ~wind~ call.

November 28, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Peyton sure looked...human in that game.

November 28, 2013  09:49 AM ET

As great as of owner Kraft is, you can never second guess the mastermind of Bill Belichick

November 28, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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As great as of owner Kraft is, you can never second guess the mastermind of Bill Belichick

He's great because he writes checks and stays out of on-field issues. Basically, he excels because he acknowledges his limitations. And he's a master CBA negotiator.

November 28, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Peyton sure looked...human in that game.

If by human you mean his ankle isn't healed and his arm strength won't be confused with Marino, then, yes.

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November 28, 2013  10:29 AM ET

Keep in mind he does have Tom Brady waiting on the side lines!

November 28, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Looks kind of like Warren Buffet in this pic.

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November 28, 2013  11:00 AM ET

BB has the safest job in America. Kraft would be at the bottom of the Charles river if he ever fired the guy. Don't care what call he makes.

November 28, 2013  11:09 AM ET

The Wisdom of Little Bill...


Bow to the master.

November 28, 2013  11:11 AM ET

Outta here and off to the festivities. Enjoy the day you impervious reprobates. Come Monday you are all just another brick in a not so impervious wall.

November 28, 2013  11:13 AM ET

True. Except the game tying drive. Manning all of a sudden threw some good balls.

November 28, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Belichick prides himself in odd decision making.....he's an ok coach

just an ok coach? Looks like Coughlin has a serious issue in NY

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November 28, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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Outta here and off to the festivities. Enjoy the day you impervious reprobates. Come Monday you are all just another brick in a not so impervious wall.

Have a great Thanksgiving, 50!

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November 28, 2013  02:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Peyton sure looked...human in that game.

THere should be no further doubt as to which QB is better. With his dramatic come from behind win over a team that on paper is much better than New England, Brady is better than Manning.

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