Top 10 tweets about Bill Belichick's legendary press conference

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Tuesday November 19, 2013


Bill Belickick is a man of few words with the media, but maybe more so than ever following a frustrating 24-20 loss at Carolina on Monday night that ended with a questionable non-call by the officials.

Following the game, Belichick was asked 21 questions by reporters.  Including his opening comments, Belichick spoke a grand total of only 505 words.

You can read the entire transcript below, but first, I suggest reading the Top 10 tweets in reaction to Hoodie’s mood.

Top 10 tweets about Belickick’s post-game presser:

1. Bill Belichick just had a LEGENDARY press conference - @SportsNation

2. Legendary presser.  That was some Homeland-type tension there. Bravo, Hood. - @JimRome

3. The exquisite discomfort of a Belichick press conference. - @CbFowler

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, Bill Belichick's level of happiness during this press conference is -254. - @RichardDietsch

5. I'm trying to avoid eye contact with Belichick. And he's on my TV - @Dave_Matter

6. Is Belichick looking for a fight or just hoping to make a point? He just shook off PR guy's attempt to end the press conference. - @KentBabb

7. Press is literally afraid to ask Belichick a question. Hilarious. - @fbgchase

8. Please let a reporter at this press conference drop a SpyGate joke or something right now just to see Belichick eat someone's face. - @AwfulAnnouncing

9. Nobody dominates a postgame press conference like Bill Belichick. Utterly dominant performance right now. - @CorcoranNYC

10. As a media member, just WATCHING a Belichick press conference is uncomfortable. - @ESPNDari

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Opening statement

“Well it was obviously a tough game, came down to a few plays here and they made a couple more than we did.  We had our chances, we’ve just got to do a better job, came up a little bit short today.  Just have to go back to work and do a little bit better job.”

On the final play of the game:

“I saw the same thing you saw.”

On if playing from behind hurt the Patriots:

“No, we just didn’t make enough plays.  They made a couple more than we did.  Game came down right to the wire on both ends of the field and we just couldn’t make enough plays.”

On talking about before the game that this would be a low possession game and having urgency for each possession:

“That’s what we always try to do.  We always try to make the most of every possession.”

On whether Belichick told Aqib Talib to cool it after altercations early in the game with Steven Smith:

“You know, it was two competitive guys, two good football players.  Guys were both competing.”

On playing a team with a lot to prove in a pretty good atmosphere:

“So what’s the question?”

On the overall performance:

“That we came up short.  It wasn’t good enough.  We just came up short.  We have to do a better job.  We just didn’t make enough plays.”

On if he got a sense of what the flag was for on the final play:

“No.”

On if he had any idea of what the flag was for:

“There was no explanation given to me.”

None whatsoever?

“No.  The officials ran off the field, and I didn’t see anything.  I’ve gone through that before.  The last time I tried asking an official a question about a call, that was the wrong thing to do.  So I have no idea.”

On if he thinks he’s owed an explanation on what it was for:

“Like I’ve said, we’ve been down that road before.  Didn’t get one tonight, didn’t get one at the Baltimore game.  Guess that’s the way we do it.”

On the fact they ran the ball a lot to start the second half and if that was an adjustment that was made at half time:

“I thought we ran it O.K. in the first half.  Thought we had decent production in the first half running the ball too.  I don’t know, what did we run for in the first half?  Anyone have a stat?  I mean, seemed like we had, I don’t know, 80, 90 yards in the first half?  What did we end up running for, 160?  I don’t know.”

On the fact they had 47 yards rushing at the half:

“We had 47 yards rushing?  And what did we end up with?”

107 yards:

“I mean, I thought we were balanced.  We got sacked out of field goal range, we fumbled, and we got a personal foul penalty.  So those hurt our three drives in the first half.”

On if he got any official notification on the flag in the endzone being picked up:

“I saw what you saw Tom [Curran].”

On if he thought it was uncatchable, or anything like that:

“I can’t answer that question.”

On if he’s curious and if he’ll follow up with the league:

“Sure.  It was the last play of the game, I don’t know what happened.  There was a flag thrown, and then the game was over.  I don’t know.”

On the return of Shane Vereen:

“He was in in some passing groupings.  Thought he did some good things.  Obviously missed some time and there’s some things he’s got to work on.  We weren’t as consistent as we needed to be in the game, overall, in any phase.  But it was good to have him back.”

On the absence of Ridley:

“What about him?”

On why Ridley didn’t carry the ball after the fumble until later in the game:

“Because all three of our backs contributed.  We got production from all three of our backs.”

(Someone coming in late) On if he got an explanation from the officials after the game:

“Yeah, that’s the fourth time on that.”

On how big an issue Carolina’s speed was:

“I don’t know.  I mean every team in the league has fast receivers. They have good receivers.  We’re going to see good receivers next week, we saw good receivers last week against Pittsburgh.  I mean, there’s good receivers every week.”

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