New England's head coach is getting crushed for maybe the first time ever.
It's not often that Bill Belichick, arguably the greatest NFL coach of all-time, gets criticized. But that's happening tonight.
New England fell to Philadelphia in Super Bowl LII, 41-33. It was an offensive showcase that featured a ton of passing.
All of this passing by the Eagles - 373 yards and 3 touchdowns, to be exact - came with one of the Patriots' best defensive backs on the bench. Starter Malcolm Butler wasn't on the field.
Belichick didn't give up much of a reason for why this happened. He said at halftime that it was a "coaching decision."
Some thought that Belichick might have done this because Butler is a bit undersized. The Eagles' wide receivers are big.
Still, you'd think after a couple of quarters of watching your secondary get torched, you'd make a change. But that didn't happen.
So, Belichick is getting criticized. Heavily.
Belichick said after the game that it was simply a "football decision."