2nd Team Getting Their First Start
The news that Ernie Adams is retiring reminded me of two things. There was this article. So smart to look outside football for insight into him:
Before he became Bill Belichick’s right-hand man, the mysterious Ernie Adams worked on Wall Street - The Boston GlobeAt 33, ready to move on from the NFL, Adams found the perfect job to satisfy his attention to detail – in the municipal bond trading research department.www.bostonglobe.com
I also noticed two *really* bad coaches challenges by Belichick during the 2020 season, the second of which was in the Monday Night loss to the Bills, after which he threw his phone. Famously, Ernie Adams was in charge of challenges from the upstairs booth and the thought of BB losing his temper with someone he'd been friends with for 50 years really struck me. Maybe it was that that persuaded Ernie it was time to call it a day.
Bill Belichick threw the challenge flag after getting some bad advice from upstairs, and he quickly let those responsible know his frustration.www.insider.com
Thanks Mike. Great thoughts to share. You are probably right.