"I’m glad they did it," he continued. "We got the ball back with great field position. We were alert. Our guys went to where we had to go. And, um, shame on them, trying that again."
For a coach that was already on the hot seat, it probably wasn’t the best play call. Now, Pagano’s seat likely just got hotter.
Belichick wasn’t as harsh, but he also didn’t give the Colts much credit for their attempt.
"We didn’t know what the play was going to be obviously, but they went to a swinging-gate type play, went into the over-shift, and we wanted to make sure we covered the inside part," Belichick said. "[We] reacted well to it. That was a good heads-up play by our punt return unit."