What was up with Bill Belichick’s brief Friday press conference?
In atypical Friday fashion, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a very brief Friday press conference ahead of his team’s matchup with the New York Jets on Sunday at 1pm. Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston joined Zolak and Bertrand and shared why he thinks Bill was brief with the media on Friday.
Is Bill Belichick upset with the media more so this year than in the past?
Beetle: How did you enjoy the very brief Bill Belichick press conference today and what does it mean? It was.
Phil Perry: He’s been pretty brief, really, since training camp, so I’m not even taking a whole lot away from today’s performance yet. I don’t think the team has been thrilled with some of the training camp reporting that was going on and so it feels like since camp, the back and forth have been relatively brief.
Zolak: So the team meaning players or the organization was not happy?
Phil Perry: No. The football coach. The head coach.
Beetle: Oh, yeah. So the head coach has been unhappy with some of the reporting on the team and therefore, he’s now going to give the media as little as he can.
Phil Perry: I think that might be a factor here. I’m not totally sure. Maybe he had a prior engagement.
Beetle: Any particular reports that set them off?
Phil Perry: No, I think it was too detailed for his liking. I don’t know if that was the case with today. Maybe there is a meeting that he had to get to. You know, it could be any number of things. I don’t know. I tend not to spend a lot of time, you know, whining about what happens at the podium on a day to day basis because we got to go back in a couple of days and we’ll try again. We’ll just keep plugging along.
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