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Just a head's up.
Official Media Player of the New England Patriots
Re: Belichick Season Ending Presser on now.
thanks a lot! i'm listening now.
Certainly sounds like Bill is planning to be back next year. Otherwise, he doesn't seem like he's ready to give answers about everything. Probably not making knee-jerk reactions is one of his (numerous) major upsides.
It also sounds like Bill will be lucky to have 2-3 weeks off.
Thanks. Listening now.
ETA: Remarkable candor for BB. A very good presser, IMO.
The final question was great and I hope everyone watches the tail end of the presser who has questions about Bill's accountability among the coaching staff.
Yes, it seems that BB is very aware of the necessity of not surrounding himself with yes-men, which is very positive, IMO.
I too thought the final question was the best part. His answer was very candid and left me with the impression that he knows that his coaches and assistants don't challenge him or don't challenge him enough. The fact that it seems to be on his mind speaks very well of him.
Belichick has to be one of the most intimidating active presences in all of sports. Anyone who understands the NFL knows that Belichick is already in the Pantheon of its great coaches and can reasonably be included in a discussion of "the greatest ever."
In the history of the NFL (including the "Pre-Super Bowl" era), only George Halas and Vince Lombardi have gone to (eight for Halas, six for Lombardi) and won (five for each) more NFL Championship Games than Belichick. (Paul Brown won four AAFC championships in addition to his three NFL titles.)
In the Super Bowl era, only Tom Landry and Don Shula have gone to more NFL Championship Games (five for Landry and six for Shula), but each "only" won twice. Chuck Noll won the four to which he went and Gibbs won three of the four to which he took his teams (one in a strike-shortened season). Grant, Levy and Reeves lost all four to which they each took their teams.
Belichick has gone to four Super Bowls and won three in the space of seven years under a Salary Cap and Free Agency system that was designed to keep any team from doing anything like that.
Put it this way. Belichick has been to more Super Bowls in his ten years as Coach of the Patriots than have 20 of the 32 NFL franchises in the SB era; in those ten years, his teams won more Super Bowls than have 24 franchises.
It's so easy to rip Belichick from the anonymity of a computer screen, but i wonder how many who do so would say anything more than "Honored to meet you, Coach," if they ever got the chance to go toe to toe, one on one with him beyond a single question. Sure, as fans we can question the Seymour trade and not having an OC this year and we can trash Pees all we want. But those criticisms have to be viewed in the context of the man and his achievements.
Let's all give him the time he deserves to assess and sort out the season just passed.
Great post. Thanks for the reminder!
Can we get a transcript up for anybody that wasn't fortunate enough to listen to it?
is he retiring? or getting fired ? or moving to the front office ? damn it if that isnt the case ...
Bring back Pete Carroll
So far I only see the video archived on the website. So you could still watch it. I imagine reasonably accurate transcriptions will start showing up after lunch.
Bill Belichick Press Conference - 1/11/2010
Please explain what the last question was and what he said in response.
here you go
Wrap-up bits from Bill Belichick - Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Interesting to hear him talk about scheme, personnel, and work ethic as much as he does when addressing possible changes for next year's team. He talked about those things in regards to the players and coaches... starting with him. At least he realizes that things can't stay the same as they were this season. Personally, I'm in the crowd that would like to see a scheme change on the defensive side of the ball as well as a personnel change.
Changes are definitely needed and I think he sees this as well. Anyone that questioned whether he will come back got their answer today. He seems very upbeat about next season and how hes excited to bring in some new guys and coaches and get back to a SB contender in 2010.
Go let Leach!
I can't see BB as being someone that would let anyone leach off of him.
iam sure someone is going to drop mike martz's name here any moment who with this offensive line for his system will get brady killed...
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