We’ve seen plenty of signs in recent weeks that the Patriots’ Belichickian mystique is back. Blowing out the Jets. Outclassing a string of younger, trendier head coaches. Truthers in the media surging into full-on discredit mode.
The latest sign is courtesy of the Buffalo Bills, specifically head coach Sean McDermott and safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. They joined forces in their postgame reactions to practically redefine the term “salty.” A tour de force of salt that defies easy explanation. Just like he has for two decades running, Bill Belichick is befuddling opponents to the point of frustration. With their powers combined, the Bills just delivered possibly the most indignant postgame reaction ever seen from a team that lost to the Patriots.
Let’s start with the two safeties. The Bills lost despite the Patriots attempting only three passes the whole game, which surely isn’t a good look for anyone. But at the end of the day, the Bills defense only allowed 14 points.
That didn’t stop from reporter Jerry Sullivan (who apparently has a Dan Shaughnessy-like reputation in Buffalo) from asking Hyde and Poyer, on losing to a team that had virtually no passing offense: “Does that embarrass you?” The word “embarrass” seemed to set both of them off.