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On overturned catch, Bill Belichick repeats call for boundary cameras

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When New England Patriots running back James White made a sideline catch with 11:57 remaining in the third quarter, his toe was in bounds while his heel might have been out of bounds ... or it might have been in bounds.

Even after a replay review, there is no definitive answer.

This sparked some discussion on Bill Belichick's day-after-game conference call Monday, as he was asked about how to approach hurrying to the line of scrimmage to possibly make it harder for an opposing team to challenge a play.

Belichick detailed how the White catch, in addition to a Danny Amendola catch earlier in the drive that was also overturned, was an extremely close call when team officials viewed replay angles and thus they figured they would remain catches.

That ultimately led to a big-picture discussion on the replay angles that coaches have to look at when making those decisions.

"In particular the White play, it goes back to the whole issue of the angle of the camera and was his heel actually on the white? Or was his toe on the ground and his heel above the white? How close was it?

"I think I'd just say what I've said many times before, because of the plays on the sideline, on the goal-line and on the end line, that the league ought to have cameras there. I don't think we should be too worried about how much it costs. If we need to raise money, we should raise money and get those set up so that on those type of plays we have an absolute down-the-line angle of the play and not, I would say, the angles I saw showing up on the screen -- which none of them were down the line and they were all coming from either behind or from the field or kind of the sideline.

"I think that leads to the ... if 100 people saw that play, I mean, it might be 55-45. I don't know that's something we can all look at and say 'Yeah, it's this' or 'Yeah, it's that.' But those ones that are kind of a really close call and a toss-up, it's one thing when it's really close, it's another thing when you don't have a good angle to see it and then therefore you can't make a good decision.

"I would still like to see a sideline camera on that, so that we can get the call right, whatever it is -- whether it's in-bounds or out-of-bounds. Let's just get an angle on those plays."