Bill Belichick pulled off a surprising confession to the media at the start of his Monday morning press conference, apologizing to them for his responses after Saturday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts. After a day to reflect, Belichick realized he was in the wrong.
“I’ll just start off here. Look fellas, I apologize if it seemed like I was a little short with you after the game,” Belichick said to the media Monday morning (via ESPN’s Mike Reiss). “Obviously a frustrating game. Down 20-0. Didn’t do anything well enough. I mean, there isn’t really much to say at that point without watching the film.
“Clearly we had problems in every area, so there’s no simple answer. Every play could have been better. Every area of coaching could have been better. Every area of playing could have been better. Any of that would have helped.
“(I’m) not really trying to be short, but honestly there wasn’t too much to say. I don’t know if there’s a whole lot more to say now, but it’s not your fault. It was a frustrating game.”
Bill Belichick was set to take questions to open his Monday videoconference, but instead opened with an apology on his post-game press conference. To reporters, he says: “It’s not your fault.” pic.twitter.com/xRskFZUPYw
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 20, 2021
So glad Urban Meyer had the strength to point out how soft the NFL has become with all those games won recently by fragile coaches Bill Belichick, Andy Reid, Mike Tomlin, Bruce Arians, John Harbaugh and Sean Payton.
The NFL clearly couldn’t handle Meyer’s strength and courage.
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 19, 2021