As the nation continues to fight the Coronavirus, messages of encouragement get spread all over social media. The latest to join the choir to preach patience and the all-important social distancing, is none other than New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. The future Hall of Famer, who like the rest of the NFL is currently preparing for a draft without any more physical player evaluation possible, addressed the nation in a short video.
The video was posted by the Patriots’ social media accounts on Wednesday afternoon and showed Belichick praising the medical professionals “who are selflessly and courageously doing their job to take care of others in need,” and also speaking about what will be necessary to get through this crisis as quickly and as well as possible — and to defeat what he calls “a difficult opponent”: teamwork, discipline and commitment.
Belichick’s full address looks like this...
...and reads as follows:
Hello, this is Bill Belichick.
I want to reach out to you in these uncertain and unprecedented times to let you know that I and the New England Patriots are behind you. We are all in this together. Thank you to our heroic medical professionals: doctors, nurses, medical workers, and others, who are selflessly and courageously doing their job to take care of others in need. We have heard your stories and seen some of your great work. You are truly champions and warriors.
We are facing a difficult opponent. It will take teamwork, discipline and commitment to do the right things all the time. That includes staying at home. In encourage everyone to shelter in place for as long as necessary as we fight this virus together.
There are plenty of things we cannot do right now, but let’s focus on what we can do. We can adapt. We can adjust. And we can make better decisions right now for the betterment of the future. As I tell our team: let’s keep stringing good days together and we will get through this.