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"Belichick’s fondness for the Giants didn’t prevent him from really sticking it to them last week ... The NFL is a cutthroat business, and nobody’s blood runs colder than Belichick’s. He didn’t owe the Giants anything and didn’t extend them professional courtesy by letting Ballard pass through.
"As the Super Bowl runnerup, Belichick was 31st in the priority order on waivers. Thirty other teams passed. The Giants’ risk almost paid off. [Tom] Coughlin was angry, but it was hard to say if he was mad at Belichick or mad at himself or GM Jerry Reese or all three."