September 20, 2017

Coach Not Leaving “Any Time Soon?”

It would be really nice if this little bit from Mike Reiss this morning put an end to the local and national speculation that Bill Belichick spent this summer gearing up for “one final run” with the Patriots before leaving New England for another challenge, such as the New York Football Giants.

Reiss reports that when the question was put directly to Belichick asking if this was the last year of his contact, the coach replied:

“I don’t talk about contracts, but I would say I like working here, I like the organization — ownership, coaches, scouts, players, and the guys I work with. I appreciate the opportunity to work here and it’s a good situation,” he said.

“I don’t see that changing any time soon.”

While of course, the answer isn’t direct, and it would go against Belichick’s style to say definitively one way or the other, I think the message is pretty clear here, much more clear than the speculation put out by those simply looking to stir up fans.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Then there are the idiots like this guy at RealFootball365, who has Belichick leaving for the Giants in 2008 to work for a general manager (Jerry Reese) he doesn’t know and an ownership that has turned over in the 17 years since Bill coached there in 1990. For good measure, it has Pioli leaving, too — and Pete Carroll coming back. The writer must think Bob Kraft is a total fool.

  2. Only slightly amusing that, in a few areas, these comments are now being spun as indication that Belichick is merely trying to fend off distractions in anticipation of his off-season departure. More wishful thinking, I guess.

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