"On the field-goal play at the end, Chris is obviously trying to do the right thing by stepping up and taking responsibility," Belichick told reporters Monday. "But that's not his responsibility, it's ours. We just have to do a better job of coaching that. It's not his fault, that's on me (and) the coaching staff."
The admission from Belichick is a reversal from his defiant stance on Sunday. Belichick admitted Monday he misinterpreted the rule and coached his players to make that play.
"Obviously we are wrong," he said. "It's our job to understand the rules. Whatever the bottom line is, we didn't do it properly."
This one is on Belichick, and he took the blame Monday.