Credit to the FB Page Pats Nation Video‘s for this gem. Belichick RIPS the defense after giving up a touchdown in the 4th in a blowout. You just know Belichick wanted this shutout bad. This is from a few years ago but it just shows us the mindset behind an elite coach like BB. You coach and play the whole 60 minutes and you don’t ease up off the gas even in a 35-0 route against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is exactly why Bill Belichick gets guys to play the the highest level, when mommy and daddy yelled at me like that, you better believe it I listened.
BB takes every opponent seriously, I can’t wait to hear press conferences about how the “Browns do a lot of things well; Special teams, coaching, blocking, returning, they do everything well”.
Here is a transcript of one of my absolute favorite Bill Belichick interviews ever. It’s from 2013 and WEEI’s Michael Holley asked BB about how he prepares for bad football teams:
Q: I get the sense that if you name a team that’s like the worst team in the NFL, no matter what the circumstances are, I get the sense that you would find a way to say something good about that team, or to think what that team does well. Is it simply you’re preparing for that team’s best even if that team hasn’t shown it?
BB: Well of course you always prepare for your opponents’ best. What else would you prepare for? They’re going to come in here and turn over a ball eight times? I mean, you don’t prepare for that. You prepare for a team to come in here and play their best football against you, and how are you going to play your best football against them?… It would be irresponsible to coach a team and tell them, “OK fellas, the team that’s coming in here is not going to play well. So we should expect them to play a bad game, so why don’t we play one that’s just a little better than their bad game?” I think I’d be totally irresponsible. I can’t imagine any coach ever doing that. I mean I couldn’t imagine that. So I wouldn’t know how to prepare a team the way you’re talking about. I couldn’t even fathom that… To me it’s just the most irresponsible thing I’ve ever heard of. I can’t even fathom it.
Classic BB, stuffed Michael Holley in a locker with that answer. You prepare for everyone and everything! Plain and simple