View from Foxborough: Bill Belichick’s best-laid plans go bust as Patriots’ season melts away

With Titans-Patriots concluded, we wrap-up our sharing with Boston Sports Journal, another independent site. Greg Bedard is the site's columnist/Patriots analyst, editor and owner.

By GREG BEDARD

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — After 20 years, he’s certainly earned this mulligan.

Bill Belichick is already one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. What he built in this town that football seemed to forget for 40-plus years will stand the test of time. What he’s done in the salary-cap era will most likely go unmatched.

BelichickBSJSix Super Bowl titles, 304 wins, 17 consecutive 10-win seasons. All the numbers are ridiculous. You probably know them by heart.

But Belichick is also not perfect. He’s not infallible. This season proved that not that you didn’t know that beforehand.

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