If the Patriots win their next two games, coach Bill Belichick will tie the all-time NFL records for postseason victories and Super Bowl titles by a head coach. But Belichick doesn’t want to talk about that — or any other aspect of his coaching career — right now.
Asked at his press conference today about his status as the active coach who has lasted the longest with his current team, Belichick brushed it off as irrelevant.
“I’m just trying to think about the Ravens,” Belichick said. “We’re trying to get ready to win the AFC Championship Game. I’m not really too concerned about how long anybody has or has been with any other team, or how long I’ve been here, or anything else. I don’t really care about any of that, with all due respect.”
Asked a follow-up question about his coaching legacy, Belichick reiterated that he doesn’t want to think about such questions right now.
“Right now I’m trying to beat the Ravens,” Belichick said. “That’s where our football team’s challenge is. That’s what we’re focused on. The rest of it is for another time and another place.”
Belichick was clearly not in the mood to talk about history. When another reporter asked him what Tom Brady does better now than he did in the Patriots’ first Super Bowl run after the 2001 season, Belichick muttered, “I’d say pretty much everything,” and moved on to the next question.
When asked questions about the upcoming game against the Ravens, Belichick was effusive in his praise. And he made clear that the Ravens are all he’s thinking about.