Bill Belichick is full of catchphrases.
It always makes for a compelling press conference, if not an informative one. It can be frustrating for reporters and writers, especially if all they need is a little quote to plug into a column. But Belichick plays by his own rules when it comes to the press, and we generally just accept it.
So it was surprising and refreshing that Belichick, ever so subtly, broke one of his biggest rules when asked about DeAndre Hopkins.