After reading this and the rest of the discussion this is the first thing that popped into my head
Mike Ditka, the fiery Da Coach, says this in a new book, "The '85 Bears," written with Rick Telander: "I realized after the game that Walter Payton didn't score. It bothered him and because it bothered him, it bothered me.
"I asked Walter and he said it didn't bother him. I regret not giving him that honor. But we had a game plan, and he was the whole reason it worked, because wherever he went, the Patriots defense went. Later, I explained this to him. I don't think he ever accepted it totally."