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Coach takes blame for wasted timeout

Updated: November 16, 2009, 2:39 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The morning after a heartbreaking loss to the Colts, coach Bill Belichick revisited his risky decision to go for it on fourth down while also detailing the Patriots' uncharacteristic struggles in burning valuable timeouts.

Belichick repeated what he said Sunday night, saying that he felt the decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the Patriots' 28-yard line, with 2:08 remaining, gave the team the best chance to win.

Would he do it again?

"You ...

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