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Belichick, Brady defend strategy

Updated: January 17, 2011, 1:57 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Though many fans have faulted the New England Patriots for what they perceived was a lack of urgency during one fourth-quarter drive, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady both defended their strategy Monday morning.

The Patriots got the ball deep in their own territory with 12:55 remaining and, trailing by two scores (10 points), had a run-heavy approach that ate up nearly 8 minutes on the clock. Seven of the 14 plays on the drive -- and three of the first ...

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