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Bill Belichick blows off breakfast

Since every coach is in attendance at the owners meetings, the NFL asks that they meet with the media for an hour over breakfast.

On Tuesday morning, 31 of 32 coaches showed up.   Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not.  Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe passes along this amusing story.

“Told at just after 8a, BB [Bill Belichick] walked past ballroom where coaches’ breakfast was being held, peeked in and kept on walking.”

(There is no truth to the rumor he gave reporters the Bud Adams salute or sang Cee Lo’s big hit on the way by.)

Belichick, who spoke with the media shortly on Monday, has skipped the breakfast occasionally in the past.  Belichick will not be fined: The league asks coaches to show up for the interviews, but does not require them to be there.

(Photo courtesy of Shalise Manza Young.)

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29 Responses to “Bill Belichick blows off breakfast”
  1. abninf says: Mar 22, 2011 10:08 AM

    Good for him. Screw the media.

  2. jw731 says: Mar 22, 2011 10:10 AM

    He saw Andy Reid and Rex Ryan…..and figured must not be any breakfast left……

  3. ytsejamer1 says: Mar 22, 2011 10:14 AM

    He just loves to thumb his nose at the establishment any chance he gets. It’s sort of a shame because he’s got some of the best insight into game of football as anyone else around. It’s nice when he decides to share some of that info.

  4. sportsjustice says: Mar 22, 2011 10:18 AM

    It is what it is.

  5. jkearse2005 says: Mar 22, 2011 10:19 AM

    he was off installing hidden cameras in all the other coaches hotel rooms…

  6. zimaman says: Mar 22, 2011 10:19 AM

    wow … atta way Shalize from the Boston Globe!

    what a huge scoop!

    maybe you just punched your ticket to ESPN.

  7. MichaelEdits says: Mar 22, 2011 10:20 AM

    He wouldn’t feed that breakfast to his damn dogs.

  8. ptcraddock says: Mar 22, 2011 10:21 AM

    NO doubt Bill was rifling through the coaches’ bags and computers while the ate.

  9. bengalsown says: Mar 22, 2011 10:23 AM

    Wow what an amazing story

  10. gocaps8 says: Mar 22, 2011 10:27 AM

    The occasion was probably too formal for him, because he was later spotted at Denny’s in sweatpants, drawing up plays on napkins.

  11. grpatriot says: Mar 22, 2011 10:34 AM

    This is BB’s way of protesting the “new kickoff rule!” Boycotting the Coaches Breakfast!

  12. robzar says: Mar 22, 2011 10:39 AM

    BREAKFAST??!!??, I don’t need no stinking breakfast!!

    All hail the Hoody!

  13. bluvayner says: Mar 22, 2011 10:58 AM

    By any chance were Tom Jackson, Ron Borges, Charley Casserly and Roger Goodell seated at his table?

  14. RaiderMight says: Mar 22, 2011 10:59 AM

    Why is this a story? As if the media would ask him about other than the Brady case.

  15. mistrezzrachael says: Mar 22, 2011 11:09 AM

    I’d anticipate that Belichick is not alone w/some of the better coaches like Coughlin, Tomlin….check that, there aren’t many.

    The competiton comittee has made football a shambles…5 yard rule, touching someones head…ALL WE SEE NOW IS OFFICIALS.

    Eliminate Comp comm…and bring real football back…Thats what Belichick thimbing his nose at….Though do love the way he just gives the press….ZERO

  16. broncobeta says: Mar 22, 2011 11:24 AM

    Are you kidding me?


  17. CKL says: Mar 22, 2011 11:25 AM

    This is the kind of thing that makes Pats fans like him more and brings out the surliness in other teams’ fans.
    He’s all about football and zero about fluffing anyone’s ego and butt kissing.

  18. fsfwannabe says: Mar 22, 2011 11:29 AM

    This just covers up the real story of Pat Shurmur being turned away because nobody still knows who the hell he is.

  19. robzar says: Mar 22, 2011 11:42 AM

    And on the other side of the coin you have Rex Ryan, who has’nt turned down a free meal (or any meal) or a microphone in his entire life.

  20. midniterambler7 says: Mar 22, 2011 12:21 PM

    Stories like what the Boston Globe published is the very reason he avoids them.

  21. jamie54 says: Mar 22, 2011 12:57 PM

    No Fruit Loops? Then forget it.

  22. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Mar 22, 2011 1:03 PM

    He ain’t got no pancake mix!

  23. furious76 says: Mar 22, 2011 1:34 PM

    I am sure he had someone record the breakfast so he can watch how the other coaches are eating later on.

  24. footballisking says: Mar 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    this is the second year in a row that the league isnt listening to the coaches they are passing whatever they want and ignoring the coaches…If I was BB I would just pack up and go home

  25. tremoluxman says: Mar 22, 2011 2:08 PM

    Stay classy, Bill. Just like always.

  26. jonkybon says: Mar 22, 2011 2:17 PM

    He skipped breakfast only because the Sony Corporation had a huge display of their newest cameras at the same time in a different conference room.

  27. CKL says: Mar 22, 2011 3:32 PM

    robzar says: Mar 22, 2011 11:42 AM

    And on the other side of the coin you have Rex Ryan, who has’nt turned down a free meal (or any meal) or a microphone in his entire life.
    ____________________________________The funny thing is those two guys are at HEART…very similar guys. I’m not always a fan of everything RR says..I think he talks too much at times but I respect the guy as a coaching mind.
    BB has his hoodies and his painful one line pressers…RR has his large appetite and his big mouth…but they respect each other a great deal and as a Pats fan I GET that…they both see past the “outside” of the other one and respect what they are as coaches which is the important thing.

  28. richm2256 says: Mar 22, 2011 10:28 PM

    Thay asked him to attend, he poked his head in the door.

    I’d say he complied.

  29. rcali says: Mar 22, 2011 10:42 PM

    Breakfast? You talkn’ about Breakfast? Not Dinner, Not Lunch? Breakfast? You talkn about Breakfast man.

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