I love this video for many reasons.
Obviously we all know after 17 years Bill tries to never give the media/future opponents any inside information/bulletin board material in post game press conferences. However the change of pace with a extremely sarcastic answer is funny to me. It doesn't happen often, but I love when Bill does stuff like this. Yeah we also got the same old canned response of "we need to be better coaching, playing, offensively, defensively and on special teams" but I loved seeing Bill poke a little fun at the media.
That being said I don't believe for one second Belichick truly believes this. I know he's life long football guy so maybe he actually is a robot or something, but if he's not, any human with a brain, conscious, and emotions can't help but notice the similarities between the Bledsoe-Brady QB controversy, and what could potentially happen here if Jimmy keeps playing well. While I don't think Brady isn't going anywhere. It should take a lot more than 1 win (helped a LOT by a fantastic defense) to dethrone King Brady. Last night was the media's wet dream storyline wise. Sure people still hate the Patriots, but after last night's game there is ton of stuff to talk/write about.
Because truth be told I think Bill LOVES the storyline, but will never publicly admit it. This man has done almost everything that can be done as a football coach, and yes he has had Tom Brady, but do not for one second think he doesn't get off on proving the doubters wrong. He gets off on being the smartest man in the room. That's why he does stuff that nobody else does in the NFL. He used a linebacker as tight end in TWO Super Bowls, oh and he scored a TD in each of them. He makes the tough personal decisions that even Patriot fans scratch their heads at, yet almost always seem to work out. He drafts important specialists "high" in the draft so he can get exactly who he wants even if the draft experts call him a crazy person. He wins with every style of offense imaginable. He keeps proving the doubters wrong. Oh....our season was over when Brady tore his ACL? Okay I'll just go 11-5 with Matt fucking Cassel, a man who never made a start at QB in college. Oh you think we're 9.5 point dogs to a Cardinals team with a suspect QB? Okay time to just win outright with essentially a rookie and shut the whole nation up.
Belichick is the best of all time in any sport and it's not even close. Sure there may be other coaches in across all sports with more championships, but what Bill has done year in and year out in the NFL were the league is designed to not have sustained success is truly remarkable. 15+ years of dominance, with no legit off years, Patriots have won at least 10 games in every season since 2003. While Brady obviously makes things easier for Belichick, last night he showed that he can win with anybody. Sure last night was only one game. But it was huge game, a statement win to the NFL, you can take away our Hall of Fame, Greatest of All Time QB, a million bucks, and two draft picks, but we'll stick kick your fucking ass, and that's what happened last night.
1-0. Bring on Miami.