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Bill Belichick's Top 15 Worst Transactions

Even the best make mistakes. That is the case when it comes to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. The four-time winning Super Bowl coach has been regarded as the top coach in the league for quite some time and is a sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famer.

The thing that makes Belichick so great is the ability to make adjustments on the fly. What stands out when it comes to the Patriots gameplan is that they have no clear-cut style of play. They gameplan according to their opponent's weakness. If their opponent has a weak passing defense, they will have quarterback Tom Brady line up and throw the ball 40-plus times without hesitation. If the other team can't stop the run, they will have no problem handing the ball off all game. Simply put, Belichick will do whatever it takes to win and is willing to make the necessary adjustments to make him team a contender for the Lombardi Trophy.

These include taking drastic measures when it comes to constructing a roster. Belichick is considered to be the team's general manager while serving as their coach, a rarity in the National Football League. He is not afraid to make unpopular decisions and strongly believes that cutting a player a year too early, rather than a year too late is ultimately the best decision for the team's success.

He also takes on troubled players with track records of making bad decisions and giving them a chance to come into a system that will hold them accountable for their actions. Belichick is a big believer in the motto that a player just has to do their job in order for the team to be on the winning end when the clock hits zero in the fourth quarter. Some of these players include running back Corey Dillon and wide receiver Randy Moss, who both displayed a tremendous amount of talent on the football field, but who had issues with their previous teams. Dillon would go on to win a Super Bowl with the team and Moss was a major factor in the team going undefeated during the 2007 regular season and, if it were not for one of the most spectacular catches in the history of the Super Bowl by David Tyree, he would have a ring as well.

With that being said, Belichick has made some horrid decisions when it comes to player personnel. Here is a look at the 15 players Belichick made a mistake on through way of a free agent signing, trade, or draft.

15 Ras-I-Dowling 

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14 Adrian Wilson 

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13 Ron Brace 

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12 Terrence Wheatley 

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11 Darius Butler 

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10 Ryan Mallet 

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9 Joey Galloway 

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8 Jermaine Cunningham  

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7 Aaron Dobson 

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6 Duane Starks 

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5 Chad Jackson 

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4 Laurence Maroney 

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3 Albert Haynesworth 

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2 Adalius Thomas 

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1 Chad Ochocinco 

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Many of you probably could have guessed this. The Patriots were hoping that Ochocinco could provide a Randy Moss-esque impact when paired with Tom Brady. However, his inability to learn the playbook ultimately forced Brady to lose confidence in the former Pro Bowl wide receiver. In 15 games with the Patirots in 2011, Ochocinco only had 15 receptions for 276 yards and a single touchdown.

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