I hope for the New England Patriots to fail as much as the next guy who isn’t from the Boston area, but even I have to admit I am going to miss Bill Belichick, and especially his press conferences, when he retires.
As usual, Belichick was his normal cheery self during the AFC Championship post-game press conference after securing his 11th trip to the Super Bowl as a coach, the 10th as head coach of the Patriots.
“The Hoodie” wasn’t terribly impressed with Tom Brady playing well despite his hand injury and dropped the usual post-game platitudes that he knows so well… “really proud of our players, did a great job” … “we made enough plays” … “I couldn’t be prouder of the way our guys played” … yada, yada, yada.
He did actually have some high praise for the game’s MVP and luckiest man on earth today Danny Amendola.
“Danny’s such a good football player. When you look up ‘good football player’ in the dictionary his picture is right there beside it,” said Belichick. “It doesn’t matter what it is. Fielding punts, third down, big play, red area, onside kick recovery – whatever we need him to do. He’s just a tremendous player, very instinctive, tough, great concentration. He had some big plays for us today.”
Belichick also covered (sort of) numerous other topics, but really, all anyone who watched the press conference cared about was the cutoff sleeveless sweatshirt he wore to the press conference.
Never change, Bill. Never change.
H/T SI Extra Mustard