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Belichick during SB week: lighthearted, having fun with the media

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    ...Wow, what a different attitude. He's done 2 interviews this week so far, well, one plus one going on right now. Talk about a different attitude. He's disclosed more over the past 2 days than I've heard in the past 2 years.

    I like this side of him, he's having fun with the media, giving long, descript answers, and just generally enjoying living in the moment.

    Anyone else notice this? Thoughts?

    Bill Belichick 1/29/2012

    I'll add todays interview when it is uploaded, currently live on Patriots.com and NFL Network.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    BB seems to be walking around like a kid who knows something everyone else doesn't. Maybe he knows his Pats are going to put a surprise beating on the very hyped NY Giants... Well I'd like to think so. .....And that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :D
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    I'm basing this on nothing, but I think that a talkative BB has usually meant that the team is preparing/practicing well. I believe I remember Reiss saying something similar on twitter before the Broncos game as he was pretty talkative that week also.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    This might be the best mood he's been in since the week before hte 45-3 Jets beating.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    I can live with that.
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    I'd be happy too, the media seem to have fallen hook, line & sinker for Gronk being "injured" and the Giants players are yapping like they play for the Jets.

    Life is good for BB at the minute :D
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Still live on Patriots.com (incase you were following on NFLN who cut out)
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Bill can actually be very talkative when reporters ask something besides the questions he won't answer, ever:

    1) Is player X hurt?
    2) How hurt is he?
    3) Is he likely to play?
    4) Does such-and such game on such-and-such date mean you can / cannot win?
    5) Player Y of the other team had this trash to say... what is your response?

    Usually he is responsive with a thoughtful question about strategy or situational football, particularly it if allows him to offer a historical perspective.

    Two or more of the taboo-type questions in a row and he gets short and monotone.

    For now his tolerance for stupid questions seems to be high, and he directs his answer toward more thoughtful things, even if the question was stupid.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Two words: Blow out.

    And he knows it.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    There is something definitely different about him this time.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Maybe he's just addressing an action item from his performance improvement plan. BB will hit this one out of the park on his self-evaluation.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Yeah because he was pretty expansive on Vollmer for both 1 and 2. He shared waaayyy more than usual there.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    This. It's much more than just answering certain questions that would usually annoy him, he's even been answering all the injury related stuff as best he can, and going into detail on why he is, or isn't, doing something. Such as with how he responded to the Vollmer situation, and going into detail on how (I assume Gronkowski, I missed the question) will be used depending on how depending on how well he can run routes and be effective.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    He seems to be adding a lot more humour to his Interviews....Its almost like he knows whats going to happen. Very relaxed!
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    I always thought he was typically more jovial during the Superbowl, but perhaps I'm misremembering. Since I've blocked everything about That Game from my heart, mind and soul, anyone else remember what he was like four years ago?

    There was alot of extraneous crap going on back then, I believe, so he was probably not in as great a mood as he is now.

    I also think that he is trying to enjoy this....he knows this is something you need to enjoy as it doesn't come around every year.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    it could be one those "just happy to be here" things - which is actually good as compared to the pressure of '07
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    I think the entire team is just trying to enjoy the moment. Good for them. Who knows when they will be back again? His mood has been a little unusual. :p
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    One theory is hes trying to keep the team loose because last time they were a little tense, course there was that whole 19-0 thing hanging over their heads. I think its because he knows this team is primed to kick the gints ass all over Lucas Oil.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week


    :yeahthat: What a great opportunity- gints at Lucas Oil, it doesn't get any better than that. :D
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    Stole my thought.

    They practiced in Pads today, if the prep wasn't going well he wouldn't be jovial in pressers.
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    This is an entirely different team only 7 guys from 2007.

    This team is have a very good prep this past week and today. They practiced in PADS today. If it wasn't a very good practice he would be joking with reporters.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Maybe he feels he is putting extra pressure on the team by always being cast as the villain. Perhaps he feels that it's time for these guys to just play on a level playing field where they aren't as reviled by every fan and media member out there.

    And also, yes, it certainly seems like he knows something big is about to happen. The whole organization seems to have huge grins on their faces. Something is up.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    BTW I love that the Giants players are all over NFLN and ESPN......hope to not see any Pats players yapping except tomorrow during the media cattle call and after the game holding the Lombardi.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    What's that hall sign say again? Oh, right :D

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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    john tomase didnt help that week either...Iam just worried the media is going to spring something this week as well late..:(
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    I think hes looked at film and found a way to crumble the Giants offense - remember before SB36, he and Ernie Adams found the key to the Greatest Show On Turf was Marshall Faulk? If you hit slowed, disrupted Faulk's timing, it unraveled the whole Rams offense. They have probably found similar chinks in the Giants armor... the Giants O is predicated on their running game and we are good against the run....plus he knows that if he had the defensive front (take out Hanyesworth) he has now, plus Chung, Spikes, etc stayed healthy in the regular season game, we would have beaten the Giants.

    BB has the look of the cat that swallowed the canary this week - he has found something.....I smell a physical ass kicking coming Sunday and a Pats win....plus Wilfork is playing out of his mind right now...add in the MHK sentiment on this team and it's not hard to see.

    Why are the Giants doing so much trash talking? Seems like a role reversal from 2007 I guess.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    because they aren't patriots.
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Do you mean "wouldn't be joking"? :confused:
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    Correct...:cool:
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    Re: Belichick during SB week

    Remember this from the week before SB 42?

    BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet» Blog Archive » Pats had a lousy practice

    I'm not expecting anything like that this week. They are focused like a laser beam, not complacent or over-confident.

    Looking back at the threads from that week we never saw the Giants coming.
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