The bar has now been set for Bill Belichick.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Broncos coach John Fox was fined $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 for berating officials last Monday night in Atlanta.
Their actions prompted a memo that was sent to coaches last week, reminding them to mind their manners with the replacement refs.
It didn’t take, apparently.
Between Patriots boss Bill Belichick laying hands on one last night, or Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan chasing them down the hall to get his words in, the abuse didn’t really seem to subside.
While Belichick had a one-word answer — “No” — when asked if he thought he’d be fined, it’s hard to see how he avoids it now.
And it’s hard to imagine it would be anything less than the donation Fox just made.