New England Patriots

Bill Belichick is typically more expansive in his press conferences during Super Bowl week as opposed to any other. But that’s certainly not the case if you ask him twice in a row about retirement.

A pair of intrepid reporters asked Belichick about his football future during his Tuesday media availability ahead of Super Bowl LII. And it was time for him to throw out a classic Belichick block.

So Bill, how long do you want to keep coaching?

“Right now my focus is on Sunday against the Eagles. That’s my window right now. To just try to do the best job I can for our team.”

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick at the podium during Super Bowl Opening Night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

“That’s My Window”

On literally the next question, another reporter straight-up asked him if he’s thinking about retiring.

“I’m not thinking about anything except doing my best on Sunday against the Eagles.”

No surprise there. But clearly, the retirement questions are officially kicked in until it actually happens. It’s still unlikely that Belichick walks away after this season, or even next season. But if there’s any truth to Seth Wickersham’s assertion that 2017 could be the last year together for Belichick, Tom Brady, and Robert Kraft, well, Belichick would be the only possibility to be gone.

Just don’t ask him about that during Super Bowl week.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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