In the wake of ESPN’s annual “Turmoil in New England” playoff piece, every team’s local writer is rushing to ask the question, “Wait, could Bill Belichick coach MY team next year?!”
It’s a ridiculous question because Bill Belichick is under contract with the New England Patriots and would require a trade to go anywhere else. But that won’t stop New York Daily News’ Gary Myers from writing the eye-rolling piece.
“I’m sure Bill knows this is his last chance to be the Giants coach,” a source close to Belichick said Friday. “Bill sees an opening — an opening to get to the Giants.”
The source has not spoken to Belichick since the story came out, but is very familiar with The Hoodie’s desire to coach the Giants.
The source also said he’s not certain if the reported friction and tension in New England will prompt Belichick to force his way out, but if he does, he said he is certain, “The Giants are the only place he wants to be.”
In other words? Belichick is aware that the New York Giants are looking for a head coach and this source hasn’t spoken with Bill, but, you know, sure Belichick would theoretically like to coach the Giants.
I mean, I would like to go back to my high school to coach track and field, but if I were currently the CEO of the most successful company in the world, I might hesitate at taking that track and field job if it were to become available.
The Giants, for the record, have a new general manager and an old quarterback and a dysfunctional defense and a ridiculous amount of media scrutiny and impossibly lofty standards.
The Patriots already have a general manager- Belichick himself- the best quarterback in the NFL, one of the top defenses in the league, and a media body and fan base that generally shrugs and says “In Belichick We Trust.”
So excuse me if I roll my eyes and laugh at the thought of Robert Kraft trading Bill Belichick to the Giants this offseason. It’s not happening.