Here’s the clip from FSN this week where Ron Borges says that Belichick will soon put the blame for his failures on the owner, as “he did in Cleveland”, that he and Scott Pioli are good at taking credit when things go well, and that Belichick asked Michael Holley and David Halberstam to the write the books about him.
Holley has already said on WEEI Friday that this is not true.
Watch Borges look directly into the camera and LIE:
Halberstam, in an interview with John Molori’s Media Blitz last October, also contradicts what Borges claims:
JM: Why did such a private man like Belichick agree to participate in the book?
DH: A mutual friend brought us together about 18 months ago. Bill tells his players not to have ego, so he had reservations about the book. I asked if he would agree to do it as an “as told to” book with the emphasis on his education from his father and other coaches he has known. In June of 2004, he agreed to do the book. Still, he was not looking forward to the concept of promoting the book during the season, so we pulled way back. We basically wrote the book between May and July of this year.
Notice what Holley had said previously about the book:
Perhaps the most amazing thing about the book was that it happened at all. Belichick was always cast as a media-shy (or perhaps suspicious) coach during his tenure in Cleveland, and though he tempered that reputation a bit in New England — winning tends to do funny things — he was still known as a bit of a control freak who kept media members at arm’s length.
“I thought he was going to say no, but he didn’t. Now I’ll ask anybody anything. Let’s see what happens. Now maybe I’ll be tempted to ask some beautiful woman who is totally out of my league for a date. Maybe she will say yes.”
Or if that isn’t convincing enough:
November 8, 2005
Author: BILL GRIFFITH
“I think his decision to cooperate was because he felt it would be an homage to his father, a coaching lifer and the best scout of his era,” said Halberstam.