When Bill Belichick doesn’t want to talk about something, he doesn’t talk about it.
This isn’t groundbreaking news for anyone who has ever listened to the New England Patriots head coach’s press conferences before. Belichick has become notorious for being tight-lipped, forward-thinking and maybe, at times, coming off a bit grumpy.
So, when he was asked about his team’s Week 17 loss to the Miami Dolphins ahead of the playoffs beginning on Saturday, Belichick shrugged and quickly shot the question down.
“I don’t know what we are or aren’t, doesn’t matter,” he responded to the notion that the Patriots may be underdogs this weekend. “We’re just trying to get ready for the Titans [and] play our best game on Saturday night. That’s it.”
When pressed, the coach continued by saying that the team is “past last week.”
On Sunday, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn will head to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to coach his second-ever NFL playoff game.
Bill Belichick will be showing up for his 40th.
That discrepancy, according to Elias, is the biggest in league history, and it wouldn’t be outlandish to think Lynn may be intimidated by the experience of his Patriots counterpart.
“He’s not going to be intimidated by Bill Belichick, and a lot of coaches are,” Ryan said. “But Anthony is not intimidated by the devil.”
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took the blame for his team’s crushing last-second loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Many were quick to point fingers at Belichick’s decision-making after Miami was able to score a 69-yard touchdown featuring two lateral passes as time expired, ultimately getting by the Patriots’ questionable last line of defense: Rob Gronkowski.
Gronkowski, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end who has missed three games this season due to injuries, was on the field for the final play in anticipation of a possible Hail Mary pass attempt. However, the Dolphins went with a different strategy, and it had New England completely fooled.