If you’re like me and cannot ever read enough on Bill Belichick, here is another gem to put on your wish list. Friday’s With Bill: Inside the Football Mind of Bill Belichick offers a twist from other recent books on the Patriots’ five-times Super Bowl winning head coach. Veteran Boston Globe sports writer John Powers has collected a fascinating assortment of quotes from Bill Belichick’s more relaxed Friday press conferences over his years in New England. Readers will find his wisdom, teaching moments, nostalgia, humor — and zings, all categorized fittingly by football situation.
From Game-Day Butterflies to Strategies, Special Teams (of course) to The Hoodie on Holidays, as well as the sometimes terse end-of-week exchanges with the media, the chapters pretty much cover every subject imaginable in Belichick’s own words. Easy to peruse chapter-by-chapter or plow through fullback style, this book is well worth picking up. Also works as a handy reference guide to counter anyone still riding the ‘Belichick is a humorless troll’ story-line. The facts, and this book, prove otherwise.
Two thumbs up.