clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

DeflateGate: Bill Belichick is the Best Coach for Right Now

New, comments

There is no better coach for what the Patriots are about to go through in the 2015 season.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Some oaf of a Jets fan shelled out nearly $1,000 to fly a dumb banner over the Patriots practice. I'm not going to link to any of their information because they're not worth it. Still, thousands of people who attended the Patriots camp witnessed the sign and a member of the media rightfully asked for head coach Bill Belichick's opinion.

Q: Did you happen to notice the "Cheaters Look Up" banner yesterday and what was your reaction to it?

Belichick: I don't know what you're talking about.

Q: Have you heard about that plane?

Belichick: What plane?

Q: Focused, huh?

Belichick: Just trying to coach the football team.

In sixteen words, Belichick defused a stupid situation that could have devolved had he elected to acknowledge any aspect of its presence.

Bill Belichick is the most perfect coach the Patriots could ever ask to have for this 2015 season.

Whether it's Belichick telling the team to take the offseason "day by day" or telling reporters that anything in reference to DeflateGate "has already been addressed", the head coach has the team under control, both on the field and in the face of the media.

Q: Have you spoken at all to Tom Brady since the decision?

Belichick: I talk to the team every day.

Q: Have you spoken to Tom Brady?

Belichick: I talk to the team every day.

Q: Is your message to the team about maintaining focus and taking everything day by day any different at the start of this training camp compared to other seasons?

Belichick: Nope.

Q: What is your essential message?

Belichick: I just gave it.

This season will be different from any other season of the past fifteen years because the target on the Patriots back is an unholy combination of Champion and degenerate. Belichick will keep the team grounded because his message has always been that no one player is bigger than the team and that the team's focus should always been on the now.

Never have those ideals been more important or utilized in practice. Belichick will make sure this clearly different year is no different from any other.

Q: We know you want to stay focused on the day to day, but do you ever find yourself thinking on your drive home that you'd like to win every game by 50 points and stick it to the commissioner?

Belichick: Yeah, right now I'm really focused on what we're doing today. Not thinking about the past, not last week, not last year, not some other year. I'm not thinking about ... we have to prepare our team for the opener and a 16-game regular season schedule.

We really can't do much of that right now. It's not the time for it. So, I'm not going to worry about next month, next year, six years from now, six months from now or anything else.

So, I know that's really important to everyone else, but it's not really not very important to me. I don't think it's very important to our football team. So, with all due respect, it's not something I think about or I care about, even though that seems to be really important to everybody else. It's just not on our radar.

The Patriots have the best coach in the business and his masterful management ability is built for the adversity the team will face in 2015. New England couldn't ask for a better leader.