New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was featured recently on NFL Network’s SoundFX.
The segment that was tweeted out by the NFL account was actually interesting. It showed Belichick angry with referees, calling plays, complementing his players and also correcting them when necessary.
However, the part that most people noticed was him having no reaction to any of the 5 touchdowns the Patriots scored during their 35-17 Week 12 victory against the Miami Dolphins. While the video doesn’t show it, touchdowns do please Belichick.
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“I mean, I’m happy when we score. I’m really happy when we score, but there’s a decision to be made on the next play, and the next play and the next series,” Belichick said, via the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. “Now the game has changed. Either we narrow the gap or widen the gap or whatever it is, so then there’s something that has to be done going forward. That’s really a big part of my job. So we have a lot of fans that come to the game. They cheer. They do a great job. I feel like a big part of my job is decision making and planning ahead for the next play, the next series, the next situation.”
Belichick actually gave an unusually thorough in response to something extremely silly. His job is to focus on what his team is supposed to do next, and that focus keeps him from showing emotion after touchdowns.