New England Patriots Links 9/30/09 - Belichick & Crew Ravin' About The Ravens

Lenny Clark brings out the comedian in Bill Belichick, at Matt Light's Celebrity Shoot-Out charity event last night.

Ian Rapoport catches some stories from Comedian Lenny Clark on Bill Belichick

"Being with Bill is such a treat for me," Clark said.  "Because when we go places, people look at me and they usually recognize me.  And then they look at him, and they recognize him.  And then they look back at me.  And usually the first question they ask is usually to Bill is, 'What the hell are you doing with him?'  And Bill just smiles."

"We're so far apart," he said, "we're so different and we really enjoy each others company.  Bill likes to talk movies, and I just like to talk about him.  Not so much football.  I never ask him anything about football.  He gets that all the time.  And if he ever wanted my expertise, I would gladly give it to him.  (Laughing, but serious.)  I don't think that's going to happen.  I tell you what, I'm so happy he's the coach, but I'm even happier he's my pal.  I really dig Bill Belichick."

Bill Belichick addresses how similar the Jets defense is to Baltimore, and if playing the Jets already helped in game-planning and getting ready for this week's game.

Maybe a little bit. But I think the more important factor - the overriding factor - is the players and dealing with the Ravens' players, and the talent they have on the defensive side of the ball. They have [talent] everywhere, but particularly on the defensive side of the ball. That's what really makes them a good defensive football team. And they have a good scheme, I'm not saying that, but they have real good players and those players cause a lot of problems. I mean, look, scheme is important every week. You want to know what the other team's doing, and how to attack it, and all that. But in the end whoever's up there on the line of scrimmage, you have to block them, and whatever pass patterns you're running, they're going to have somebody cover them, and you're going to have to figure out a way to block them long enough and get open. In the running game, you're going to have to block them and find some holes to run in. Some plays are better than others, but in the end if you can block them and your backs run well, you are probably going to make yards. If you can't block them, it doesn't make a difference what the play is, you're probably not going to do too well.

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