Support continues to seesaw for Belichick

Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 1:00am

It doesn't take long for the pendulum to swing in the NFL, but it's true there have been a lot of people injured over the years jumping on and off the proverbial bandwagon.

Two seasons ago, New England coach Bill Belichick was king, hailed by all who would listen after the Patriots defeated the Rams in the Super Bowl.

Last season, New England failed to make the playoffs, and this year got off to a rocky start when Belichick decided to release safety Lawyer Milloy five days before the season opener. The Patriots were subsequently blasted by Buffalo, with Milloy starting for the Bills, and suddenly Belichick became lord of the evil empire.

As the questions continued to be asked over and over last week, Belichick finally snapped, saying,

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