Originally Posted by Amnorix
Not by himself. Patriots were winning 7-3 when Brady got hurt, and had completed a long(ish) pass to Troy Brown. It was in the 2nd quarter.
And I agree that Bledsoe definitely helped win the game, but everyone forgets that he made one of the most asinine throws I've ever seen in that game too -- throwing it blindly over his head backwards when he got turned around and was about to be sacked. In a massive defensive struggle he begged for a pick six that could've swung the game.
Still, it's revisionist history to suggest that Belichick had an "easy" decision or anything of the sort.
The unwritten rule is that a starter doesn't lose his job to injury. BB deserves credit for thumbing his nose at tradition...