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TV analyst criticizes Belichick for declining postgame interview

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CBS TV analyst Shannon Sharpe criticized New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick after Belichick declined to be interviewed by Steve Tasker of CBS following the Patriots' 28-13 loss to Baltimore on Sunday.

"There's something to be said about being gracious in defeat," Sharpe said, according to multiple reports. "We've seen the New England Patriots five times in the last 12 years be victorious. And we've seen the opposing coaches that lost come out and talk to our Steve Tasker. Coach [Bill] Cowher did it when [the Steelers] lost to them. We saw this last week [when the Patriots beat the Texans].

"Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots. You can't be a poor sport all the time. You're not gonna win all the time. And he does this every time he loses. It is unacceptable."
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