Sharpe rips Belichick for declining post-game interview

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick never looks happy when he wins.  He’s definitely not happy when he loses.

And CBS analyst Shannon Sharpe has had enough.  Sharpe ripped Belichick for declining to submit to an interview with Steve Tasker of CBS after Sunday’s 28-13 loss to the Ravens.

“There’s something to be said about being gracious in defeat,” Sharpe said.  “We’ve seen the New England Patriots five times in the last 12 years be victorious.  And we’ve seen the opposing coaches that lost come out and talk to our Steve Tasker.  Coach Cowher did it when [the Steelers] lost to them.  We saw this last week [when the Patriots beat the Texans].

“Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots.  You can’t be a poor sport all the time.  You’re not gonna win all the time.  And he does this every time he loses.  It is unacceptable.”

So much for the perception that CBS is the official network of the New England Patriots.

Then again, if Sharpe isn’t back with CBS next year, we’ll know why.

210 responses to “Sharpe rips Belichick for declining post-game interview

  1. Should’ve called out Tom for having “Bradyface” again like Patriots fan did the same with Manning last week.

    That would really grind their gears

  2. With the CBS president sitting in Kraft’s box and Foxboro Stadium having a CBS restaurant it’s probably safe to say Sharpe will be looking for a job.

    But as a Pats fan, I say he’s right. Belichick is a poor loser, I watched Brady try to kick a player in the groin, and most of the fans left before the game was over. Patriots are done.

  3. Belichick has had a great career and, at 60 years old, should be man enough to express respect for his opponent after the game is over.

  4. Sharpe picked against the Ravens just like everyone else on that panel. That will probably make BB feel better. Oh wait, it doesn’t mean anything. Can’t see Sharpe losing his job over those comments. Can’t exactly sue him for slander. The Patriots are no different than the Falcons. A pretty regular season team.

  5. It’s not Belichick’s fault. His game strategy advisor that helps him with tactics also advised him not to do the interview. Belichick has implicit faith in this guy. His name is Lenny Kekua, look him up.

  6. “So, coach . . . neither you nor any of the coaches on your coaching tree have won even one game that means anything since you were told to stop cheating. Your thoughts?”

    Yea, I’d be tempted to stay away from that too.

    (as if there are any tv reporters with the nerve to ask him such a question – there never will be.)

  7. Unacceptable? To who? To you Shannon? That’s a shame. Unfortunately for you and the rest of the media, Bill will be right back on the sidelines next year, winning 10-12 games, making the playoffs, and pissing off more media members.

    As a Pats fans, that’s acceptable.

  8. He is right and its nice to see a broadcaster take a stand and make the case for it. Belichek is a great coach, but not a great person. No one would want to give that interview, but coaches do because the fans want to see it. He comes across like a sore loser by refusing to address the media.

  9. He didn’t have the answers during the game so why should he talk after it; still doesn’t have the answers…………

  10. Consider the source.

    Where do bobble heads like these goons rank on a veracity scale?

    Overrated media hype.

  11. Didn’t your moms always tell you if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I doubt Belichick had anything nice to say after the way the Brady Bunch laid down today, so it’s best he says nothing at all.

    Belichick showed sportsmanship and congratulated Harbaugh out on the field. Why does it make him a poor loser if he would rather share the pain of losing with his players than with some reporter looking to capture his disappointment on camera? It’s ironic that Sharpe of all people is the one calling out Belichick for his lack of sportsmanship. I never remember Sharpe being gracious in victory or defeat either.

  12. Immediately had a new found respect for Sharpe when I watched this. Kudos to him for having the stones to say it on tv.

  13. Sharpe is right The Pats are the worst bunch of losers right up there with their big mouthed, low IQ fan base. The Pats are done and this is the start of it all coming undone for Poutyface Brady and Belicheat.

  14. I commend Shannon Sharpe for saying what had to be said, despite the looks of discomfort from his NFL on CBS colleagues, calling Bill Belichick out as a poor sport. Around the league Belichick is deservedly respected as a great football mind, but as a person he’s freakin’ jerk. Sharpe couldn’t have said it any better. I have a new found respect for Mr. Sharpe.

  15. This is the best day ever!!!! The Pats again lose and prove they cheated in the previous Super Bowls they won. They have not won since SpyGate. Pats are done for. They will never be in a Super Bowl for years to come.

  16. Oh yeah the patriots are done. They’re 18 million under the salary cap for next year with all their key players under contract. They will be awesome again for years to come while other team will flounder. Our winning percentage speaks for itself and any other team in the NFL would salivate at having the success the patriots have had and will continue to have

  17. As a die hard New England fan, I love the hate that our losses bring. I truly love it.

    Baltimore played a far better game and New England looked bad. Everyone involved is at fault.

    But I know that next season we can be better. Not every team in the league can say that.

  18. Why would you want to interview Belicheat? He hasnt said anything worth listening to in 10 years!!!! Poor ESPN, no Boston or NY playing. WHat are they going to cover? What’s wrong with New England probably!!!

  19. @heartinboston
    You just might be right! The Pats have been nothing but the best regular season team in the league since they were caught cheating! Have you noticed that they haven’t won a superbowl since being caught?

  20. Whoa!!!

    He’s right and Belichick should be called “classless” for that!!!

    New Rule: Until the Pats win a SB again, he has to show more courtesy!!!!

    Chuck Noll has 1 more title than this guy and he never did such a thing!!!!

  21. RexCanCoach says: Jan 20, 2013 10:26 PM

    this day just keeps getting better and better!

    sincerely,

    every NY Jets fan!
    —————————————————-

    Ha haha… For most Jets fans, losing the AFC Championship is the high point in their teams history, since they weren’t alive 44 years ago when they actually won one.

  22. every coach is arrogant…shanno ask the one sitting next to you!!!
    every player the last thing they want to do is to answer “how does it feel?” for ANY network…dont get mad cuz he said not to the network that signs your check!

  23. Pats won’t win again, they’re good enough to get there but without knowing what the other defense is going to do they can’t win. Bellicheck clearly loves rocky as that outfit was cool only in 1974

  24. Belichick was gracious in his comments to John Harbaugh after the game at midfield. He gave credit to the Ravens in his post game interview to the collective media. Win or lose he has never been a quote machine in post game situations.

    To those of you that want to rip him as a coach, the probability that you are as good at your job as he is at his is less than 0.1%.

    I suspect John Harbaugh and his brother Jim hold Belichick in very high regard.

  25. The Patriots carry themselves the same way whether they win or lose. This may be where the “arrogance” comes from but it’s funny how the Patriots get ripped no matter what they do. They are typically complimentary of the teams they are about to play, blame no one but themselves when they lose but they get pegged as poor sports for not being thrilled about losing an AFC Championship game.

    On the other side of the coin, no one mentions Lewis’ post game antics after every game, Suggs profanity laced tirades and the fact that the Ravens haven’t lost a game in the last 6 years without somehow being cheated, screwed or somehow wrong.

    Why exactly are the Patriots the most hated team in the NFL?

  26. Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.

    The most pointless and awkward interview in all of sports. Did you watch the interview with Mike Smith? I felt guilty watching it! No need for it.

  27. I think everyone posting here has missed the most obvious question:

    How do we know for sure that this is what Shannon Sharpe actually said?

    I don’t know how anybody can understand him when he speaks. It’s like he’s talking with a mouth full of marbles.

  28. People need to stop pretending like everyone’s a good sport. Bill’s a fiery guy. He doesn’t have much to say even after a win. Honestly, what was Steve Tasker going to ask him that couldn’t wait to the post-game press conference? Shannon took exception to it because he’s a former Raven and didn’t like his teammates not getting padded on the back.

  29. To some of you Patriot fans what I am about to say is not a slight against Brady.Mark my words,Belicheck has no allegiance to anyone.Having said that,don’t be surprised if Brady doesn’t return to the Patriots.

  30. Who cares!!! You wanna know what I want in a head coach? Championships. I don’t care if he’s nice to the media. I don’t care if he panders to the fan base. I don’t care if he’s “classy.”(whatever that actually means) I want my coach to keep my team in contention for a championship year after year, other than that who cares??? I wish Belichick was the HC for my favorite team.

  31. He says squat when he does speak to anyone.
    And, do those chicks need to be talking before the game? Cannot hear them, and nobody cares anyway. Hey, I love women, just not right before a game making noise about, … who cares?

  32. Most of the hate spewing on here saying (more like hoping) the Pats are done and the Pats are losers, yadda yadda yadda are fans who would give ANYTHING for their sorry teams to enjoy the level of success the Patriots have enjoyed for the last 12 years. They’re not going to win it every year. No team does. But the New England Patriots know what it takes to sustain success. Not their greatest moment today, but a model organization.

  33. Pats fan here. Great game by the Ravens. Congrats to them….they deserved to win. They figured out how to limit the Pats offense and played a consistent solid game. Really nice job by the Ravens. Again, congrats to the Ravens. They played a great game.

  34. Sharpe’s an idiot. Belicheck had about a 20 second handshake with Jon Harbaugh at mid-field. That’s the only person who is owed anything. He doesn’t owe it to Steve F’n Tasker, or CBS, to show his humility in defeat. And he doesn’t owe it to the vultures who want to see him squirm.

  35. Listen, if I just lost a gut-wrenching game like that to end my season I wouldn’t want to talk to the media either. Heck, even if BB did talk to the media, we all know he would not have said very much. To imply that he is “classless” because he refused the interview is completely stupid. BB isn’t a saint, but every time he talks he is complimenting the opponents and never saying anything bad. How is that classless? People are so near-sighted these days

  36. Is that what Sharpe said? I never understand a word he says! BB should be with his players after an emotional game and he did do local interview afterwards

  37. I agree with Shannon Sharpe 100%. It is ironic, however, that Shannon’s brother Sterling would not talk to the media EVER, win or lose.

    And even more ironic that Sterling Sharpe is now a member OF the media at NFL Network!

  38. He’s not a poor loser at all. He’s the best coach in the entire football league. If he don’t want to take an interview then so be it. The losers here are the people complaining about it. People and Sharpe need to get over it.

  39. I flipped the channel after about a minute of the B.B. post game presser. My pet rock has more to say about the game.
    I also thought it was interesting to see how many EMPTY seats there were at Gillette with time still left on the clock.

  40. Until one of the other AFC teams finds a franchise QB, the Pats road to the post season will be easy has it has since 2002. I would have like to see how the pats would have fared going against someone like a Kelly, Marino or Manning twice a year, instead of the Henne and Sanche’s.

  41. Belichek is a great coach – you cant overlook his record BUT also a sore loser. That attitude rubs off on his team. Bradyboy QB is a whiney little b*tch in defeat too.

  42. It feels good knowing the world hates you because of your success and revels in your defeat. Keep the hate coming Pats haters! The Patriots will be back to winning and ruining your Sundays again in eight months.

  43. This is the best day ever!!!! The Pats again lose and prove they cheated in the previous Super Bowls they won. They have not won since SpyGate. Pats are done for. They will never be in a Super Bowl for years to come.

    Gee, that loss didn’t look all that different from the ones in ’00, ’02, ’05 and ’06 while they were allegedly ‘cheating’.

  44. patriot fans are hilarious- they love to be hated when they win, but can’t stand the heat when they lose. What a bunch of softies.

    The RAIDERS are the original “hated ones” and the fans have learned to embrace it.
    The difference being the RAIDERS cheated by hitting late and using too much stickum- the chowds cheat by taping opponents practice and greasing league officials.

    Bunch of cheaters.

  45. The Pats are the modern day Buffalo Bills after they got caught cheating. Bills dominated a cupcake division like the Pats are doing now, and once they are in the playoffs, they choke! Without their spycams, Brady is just like Marino, a great regular season qb. And don’t tell me the Pats didn’t benefit from cheating. BB would not spend years, have dedicated staff to cheat, have them sneak into other team’s practices, issue fake field passes…etc and not get anything out of it. BB is a cold and calculated genius. No way he does all that and put his reputation on the line for nothing.

  46. Did he shake hands and say good game or something like that to harbaugh after the game? Then fine. There’s no need for him to tell me that the ravens outplayed them.

  47. Ray Lewis needs to hire an acting coach. His postgame antics are obnxious.
    We get it.
    He’s retiring.
    yawn.

  48. mblue24 says:Jan 20, 2013 10:57 PM

    He’s not a poor loser at all. He’s the best coach in the entire football league. If he don’t want to take an interview then so be it. The losers here are the people complaining about it. People and Sharpe need to get over it.

    Hmmm…. Patriot fan?

  49. Wow. Over a hundred comments, and about 90% of them are from jealous, ignorant haters who don’t even know what spygate was. Lmao, you’re all pathetic. I’m not even a Pats fan and I can see that.

  50. @thepasswordis12345: Your boys got smoked- your boys are done- your boys are a franchise seeded on a bogus call and rooted in cheating. Trying to shift the classless label to the ravens at this point is laughable.

    The chowds are done.

  51. People are making a mountain from a molehill. Sharp was ranting about Belichick refusing the CBS interview–and he’s not the only coach who’s refused the network interview after a loss. He gave his required press conference just like every other coach.

    And as a Steelers fan who ADORES Chuck Noll, I can tell you he routinely refused the midfield, post-game handshake with opposing coaches–win or lose. All these protocols we now expect of coaches weren’t demanded in Noll’s day.

  52. I will say it again…

    Ravens won DESPITE the Refs.

    Helmet to Helmet on a fair catch and Pitta’s catch. Yet they call shoulder to helmet against the Ravens.

    You have to beat the Patriots badly to win the game, just like 3 years ago, because the Refs will steal a close game.

  53. Screw CBS and Shannon loudmouth Sharpe who one day will learn to talk instead of shouting. Billicheat had a press conference after the game, send your boy to that to ask questions. Your network sucks anyway and the only negative about the upcoming Harbowl is that we will have to suffer yet again with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms making the call.

  54. As well he should. This was a classless move by Belichick in a long history of the such. Shannon should not catch any flack for it, either. The media is constantly letting Belichick off the hook for everything. It is about time someone called him on it.

  55. How Patriots fans can still be arrogant pricks year after year of choking in the playoffs after getting caught cheating, I just don’t understand.

    Lance Armstrong ain’t winning no Tour de France without PEDs just like Pats aren’t winning a Superbowl without Matt Walsh.

  56. Guys, I have been a Patriots fan for over 50 years. Tough to watch my team get beat bad, especially in the second half at home, but it was a great year and the Ravens earned the win. That said, I consider myself very fortunate to have watch the current Patriots entertain their fans and compete for a championship every year.

    I remember when the Pats did not have a stadium (pre Schaefer Stadium), teams that threatened to go a whole season without a victory, and an owner that had less cash than me. Even then, they were still my team. So, feel free to slam them all you want but the real Patriots fans are very proud of our team, even in defeat.

  57. mullman76 says:
    Jan 20, 2013 11:13 PM

    @thepasswordis12345: Your boys got smoked- your boys are done- your boys are a franchise seeded on a bogus call and rooted in cheating. Trying to shift the classless label to the ravens at this point is laughable.

    The chowds are done.
    ———————————————-

    Bitter, are we? Must be a Raiders or Jets fan. I feel pretty good about my team heading into next year. How do you feel about yours?

  58. Bill doesnt want to talk in a post game interview when he wins why would he want to when he loses? Have you ever heard on of his press confrences??

  59. I agree. Belichick answered every kind of question during the post game press conference. Who cares if he didn’t give an interview in addition to that? During the press conference he said that the Ravens made more plays and just took it from them. What was Sharpe going to ask that hadn’t already been asked? Sometimes I think the media feels a little too entitled for answers and face time. Who doesn’t get annoyed by the sideline reporter who scurries up to a coach right after the second quarter asking questions? They never ask anything of substance. Now if BB had declined the post game press conference, I’d say that it was a classless display. I just honestly get what the big deal is here.

  60. guess there’s no chance of winning with people, and thats fine. any legit fan that follows the NFL that still brings up the so called spygate stuff is either bitter or simply a moron. which one do you fall into? on that note, as a fan, congrats to the ravens. well played game today. see how that works pittsburgh? it is actually possible to give props to another team that beats you in a big game.

  61. Why does Belichick owe CBS an interview? Coaches do press conferences after the game which will basically cover everything he would have said to Steve Tasker. Honestly it’s a joke that this is a big deal to some people. He shared a moment with Harbaugh on the field and congratulated him. Why isn’t that enough? People are jealous of the Patriots success over the past decade. Plain and simple. They will look for anything to discredit NE’s players and coaches. I’m a Dolphins and I have been rooting against New England for my entire life. But in the end I see things for what they are. Belichick was upset about the loss and didn’t want to waste his time with an interview that would ultimately mean nothing Why does Belichick have to go public and praise the Ravens? Why can’t he do it privately, which is exactly what he did with Harbaugh? Some people are far too sensitive.

  62. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but I thought it was a league mandate to do the interview after the game. And, I’m not trying to be funny but I really thought that the coaches didn’t have a choice. They had to speak with the media.

  63. romospersonalsnuggie says:

    Steelers are a joke
    —————————-
    Says the blogger whose name comes from one of the most un-clutch QBs ever, playing for the biggest blowhard owner in professional sports.

    This Steelers fan congratulates the Ravens on their win, especially since it came against the media darling New England Bradys. The Belichicks continue to have zero post-Spygate Super Bowl wins–and fans of 31 teams LOVE it!

  64. If Belichick and Brady didn’t want to talk, they could have at least let Brady’s wife come out to make a few remarks. Something tells me that she had something to say.

  65. You pats fans bragging about your teams win % might want to check your facts. Fact: the team with the best winning % all time is in the AFC East but, not the patriots. That particular bragging right belongs to the Miami Dolphins followed by the Dallas Cowboys. Funny isnt it? I grew up in Attleboro Ma a Dolphins fan it is truly amazing how short these pats fans memories are before Brady the pats were then and with the exception of 1985 and 1997 were a historic bottom dweller team ala the cleveland browns now always with a top 5 pick always last. Well pats fans fins have a promising qb first time since Marino a great D, are the second youngest team , and only need to build up their offense, and oh yeah 46 million dollars for free agency, 8 picks in the draft 5 of which in the top 86 picks. Brady isn’t getting any younger, you have an old team, you dont have a backup like Cassel in case Brady goes down, and your best playmaker just broke his arm twice this year, you dont have the money to keep Welker, and you have 4 total draft picks. Good luck next year, your gonna need it.

  66. What else to expect from NE fans? Last time Baltimore beat them in the playoffs at Gillette, they were booing their home team in the first quarter.

  67. To be fair, the guy suffered a crushing, humiliating defeat when so many of his backers and blind loyalists had him all but inked in for the big prize. When you’re accustomed to so much success, whether earned or by means of cheating, losing is such a hard pill to swallow. You can’t blame him for not wanting to talk and then, when he did, sounding so shell-shocked and irritated.

    But enough about Mitt Romney. Wasn’t Belichick a total prick tonight?

  68. Belichick is a cheater. The patriots have not won a superbowl since Spygate. Recall the patriots won there superbowls by a slim margin. Without knowing what play the opposing team is going to run before they run it makes it a real annoyance dont it Billy boy?

  69. It’s easy to be the best reg season team when you play the Jets twice, the Dolphins twice, Buffalo twice Six easy wins and you end up with home field advantage.

  70. We all know Belichick needs a personality transplant.
    However, you can sympathize with all the losing coaches for having to put up with such inane questions as “how does it feel to lose”
    Shannon Sharpe does not seem to do this and he does ask pertinent questions. But should’nt he and his colleagues not have a responsibility to police the other questioners to make sure that their questions are appropriate.
    Do not ask about feelings, but rather ask about plays that changed the game or mistakes that changed the game.
    We do have to give Tom Brady credit tonight. He answered all questions directly. Perhaps this is the place coach could learn from the player.

  71. This is the best day ever!!!! The Pats again lose and prove they cheated in the previous Super Bowls they won. They have not won since SpyGate. Pats are done for. They will never be in a Super Bowl for years to come.

    Gee, that loss didn’t look all that different from the ones in ’00, ’02, ’05 and ’06 while they were allegedly ‘cheating’.
    Yeah but ever since SpyGate they haven’t won anything.
    Good regular season team but once the playoffs come they choke. They MAY be 18mm under the salary cap but all I know is that Brady has 2 maybe 3 years left in him. After that welcome to mediocrity.

  72. “Why exactly are the Patriots the most hated team in the NFL?”

    Cause they cheated to win their bogus titles.

  73. “Then again, if Sharpe isn’t back with CBS next year, we’ll know why.”

    Note to Florio: CBS paid $665M for AFC football, going up to over $1B. CBS may tell the NFL to make Belichick stick his face on camera for 45 seconds or they’ll decide the NFL is in breach of contract.

  74. Fearthehoody, uh the best are playing in the Superbowl. Now Mr. Bundchen can go back to posing for pictures for lame ass magazines.

  75. Classless organization, classless coach, classless quarterback, classless fans. Need I say more?

    Diva QB trying to take out Ed Reed’s knee on a slide? What a punk…I hope he gets taken out hard next year.

  76. Do any of you two year old bitter jealous people really think BB and the Patriots Team as a whole care whay you all think? Love to see you guys come on these forums and act like what you say matters to anyone LOL

  77. I love how Spygate always comes up when you a-holes love to attack the Patriots. Ray Lewis killed a guy for God’s sake. No wonder he’s quoting scripture at every turn.

  78. Oh come on bill it’s just another post playoff game interview … you should be getting pretty good at these losing in the playoff interviews by now … what’s it been? 9 straight years of coming up short ?

  79. Sharp is right.. this guy runs of playoff games after the Pats lose every year since the league said he
    couldnt CHEAT no more. The Truth hurts and now Brady knows he wont be getting another ring or sitting with Bradshaw and Montana

  80. Good call Shannon (even though you did pick the Pattsies today). As a Raven fan…I thank Mr Kraft for the fine Foxboro hospitality that we, The Ravens enjoy every time we come here! Keep padding your regular season stats from that weak ass division you play in….and we will keep owning you and your punk ass sissy QB in the playoffs! F#*! Tom Brady…he ain’t a pimple on Flacco’s ass! These Patsies are quietly becoming the Minnesota Vikings/Buffalo Bills! Bridesmaids but never a Bride! BALTIMORE is embarrassed to admit that we gave him (Beli-DICK) his first NFL job!!! Screw punks…when does spring training start??? Oooops, my bad …. the Red Sux SUCK TOO! 😀

  81. Completely classless move by Belichick. Stand up and face it like a man. Its easy to see how few players act with any type of class in todays NFL when a coach who is widely regarded as one of the best of all time acts like a 5 year old when he loses.

    Interested to see if Goodell holds Belichick to the same standard hes been holding the players to. Billy Boy should get at least a hefty fine for this. Were watching Roger.

  82. So Sharpe is upset about Bill not answering questions after the game…… What about when his teammate wouldn’t answer any murder question for the police and than wouldn’t answer any of those questions to the media during the week of the super bowl. And I clearly remember you going off on the media and sticking up for a murder. So your opinion means nothing to me you horse face hypocrite

  83. pats2001 says:Jan 20, 2013 11:41 PM

    guess there’s no chance of winning with people, and thats fine. any legit fan that follows the NFL that still brings up the so called spygate stuff is either bitter or simply a moron. which one do you fall into? on that note, as a fan, congrats to the ravens. well played game today. see how that works pittsburgh? it is actually possible to give props to another team that beats you in a big game.

    _________________________________

    The Patriot’s fans who what to deny that cheating had nothing to do with their success are just blind or simply a moron. which one to do fall into, both I am guessing. YOU STILL HAVEN’T WON SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT CHEATING! GET THAT THROUGH YOUR CHOWDER HEADS YOU LOSERS!!!!

  84. I think the Pats could have won if they had found a way to learn the Ravens defensive signals. Ya see, once they knew what defense the Ravens called, the Pats could then audible their offense plays at the line of scrimmage into a play that would work perfectly against the defense that the Ravens had called.

    I think that was a big key to the game. You know, that the Pats were not able to do that.

  85. If Sharpe isn’t back with CBS, it’ll be because he can’t speak English and is completely unintelligible

  86. Halftime and game’s-end interviews with coaches and players totally useless. Halftime shows with the CBS gang or the Fox gang or any other gang are a great time to catch up on HGTV gardening tips or sweep the kitchen floor. Who cares what the boys giggle and amuse themselves about. Shannon Sharpe really needs to shut up.

  87. for a guy who is supposedly the greatest coach of all time according to the media, a genius, a great defensive coach, it has been nine years and the patriots defense is still terrible. Belichick is the most overrated coach in the nfl. Time to retire Belichick, a lot better coaches out there who can turn around the pathetic new england defense coached by william stephen belichick.

  88. Enough of this crap. This is not pee-wee football where everyone gets a trophy for “participating”….it is the NFL playoffs. I WANT a sore loser. A gracious loser is still a LOSER. Don’t want loser on my team from the owner to the GM to the coach to any player on my team. I want winners who can be gracious to the losers.

  89. How do we know Sharpe really said that? Did he take the mush out of his mouth first? Sharpe doesn’t say anything even when he’s talking because you can’t understand what he’s saying. It’s kind of strange when you consider that he’s been “given” a job as a “talking head”.

  90. Sharpe and anyone else in the media who thinks they are entitled to an interview whenever they want one needs to shut the hell up. They should feel lucky when they do get an interview and humble when they don’t. It’s not their right, it’s their priviledge to do interviews. And this has nothing to do with Belichick, this is just a general statement of FACT!

  91. For the most part I agree with Sharpe.

    The problem is everyone here seems to forget that the last 4 years of Sharpe’s career he refused to speak to the media.

  92. Pats still haven’t won anything? Seriously? 7-2 in AFC Championships? You wish (for your team).

    Some teams can’t even make the playoffs after
    they win the superbowl but the Pats are contenders every single year. They are the winningest team in the NFL over that last 13 years, bar none. No team wins more, nobody.

    At least the pats are winning their division and in the playoffs and part of the conversation every year.

    1 teams win, 31 teams go home.

    Come back to reality, you wish your team had their problems.

  93. Funniest comment ever: “Pats have not won anything since spygate” Because 12-4 / 13-3 records every year, AFC East Champs every year, AFC Champs every other year means winning nothing!

    Your only consolation is posting on a message board. Pats 3 SB wins will never be stripped away, deal with it

  94. Bill’s job is to coach the Patriots.

    I look up to him for giving the bobble heads the finger. Same with the post game press conference, so called.

  95. Not a Patriots fan by far but ….What the hell does the media look for with an interview like this a frieak’n confession of blood doping or something …. Here is the interview. “Mr Belicheck what do you have to say about the loss today. “We lost” “ok coach good luck next year.”

  96. Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens. You have relegated Tom Brady to Peyton Manning’s status as a great regular season QB who chokes in the postseason. Brady’s legacy took a huge dive yesterday when his critical passes didn’t even get into the secondary thanks to the great play of the Ravens defensive line. Finally, Belicheck isn’t a sore loser; he’s a true loser!

  97. fearthehoody says: Jan 21, 2013 10:50 AM

    Funniest comment ever: “Pats have not won anything since spygate” Because 12-4 / 13-3 records every year, AFC East Champs every year, AFC Champs every other year means winning nothing!

    Your only consolation is posting on a message board. Pats 3 SB wins will never be stripped away, deal with it
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    Who cares? You get at least 5 wins (if not 6) gifted via the easiest division in the NFL, the consistently easiest schedule in football, despite making the Super Bowl. You’re going to win no less than 10 games while never being tested in the process; which is precisely why you lost last night.

    And no, those regular season records do nothing to negate the validity of Spygate.

  98. I absolutely hate agreeing with Shannon Sharpe.

    But I guess even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.

  99. Since when is Sharpe the poster boy for “common courtesy”? Since he was on the sideline pretending to be calling the president for help against the Pats. He and his bigot brother should go away

  100. I rather be a pats fan then a ravens fan any day… They talk about how the pats haven’t won any thing in a while, well the ravens haven’t won anything in 12 years… And that will only continue as they fall to the 49ers Feb 3

  101. Most people hating on the patriots are mad cause their team never makes they playoffs and we compete for titles every year… I wonder who will be favorited next year to get back to the Super Bowl?… Um let me guess New England while the haters and there teams will watch us again from the uncomfort of the couches…

  102. And by the way those of you talking about Brady’s legacy taking a dive this year… If becoming the all time winningest playoff QB passing joe montana in NFL history and the #1 all time post season passing QB for passing yards… If that’s a legacy dive I’d hate to hear what your starting QB’s legacy…

  103. @12patriosfan, you’re this decades version of the Buffalo Bills. Your team will not make the Super Bowl for a long time. Brady is getting old. He has 2 years left in him and after that, get used to looking up to the Phins and the Bills.
    Mark my words!!!!!!

  104. Tom Brady 1st ballot hall of gamer and if he never played another snap or down would go into the history books as the second best QB to ever play the game! Point blank!

  105. deflatedfootball says: Jan 20, 2013 10:45 PM

    The Patriots carry themselves the same way whether they win or lose.

    Why exactly are the Patriots the most hated team in the NFL?
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    1. Because they cheated their way to 3 Super Bowls
    2. Because Tom Brady is two faced – plays the humble card all the time but taunts when things go his way. He could learn from a real Boston Legend like Larry Bird, who didn’t say the sportsmanship saying with the camera only to act the jerk on the field.
    3. Because they intentionally ran the score up in many games in 2007 to try to erase the stigma of Spygate – for instance putting in goal line package at end of the game vs. Cowboys to score a TD with a double digit lead when kneeling on it would end the game.

    The Patriots are the NFL’s Lance Armstrong. That is why they are hated.

  106. This is the same Shannon Sharpe that once taunted Pats fans during a 1996 rout, “I’ll Call the President. President, we need the National Guard! We need as many men as you can spare! Because we are killing the Patriots! So call the dogs off! Send the National Guard, please!”

    Meanwhile, after his team lost to the Pats in 2003 in the come-from-behind-victory that featured the intentional safety that was key to the win, ranted “They can’t run the ball! All they’re gonna do is play-action, they can’t run the ball.” So maybe he knows what he’s talking about when he calls someone a sore loser and maybe he isn’t the best person to say, “There’s something to be said about being gracious in defeat.”

  107. Bill Belichick has dementia, he is regressing as a coach….and the Patriits try to get by with players on defense especially with defensive backs…that are cheap and lower tier and just coach them up to their system. Patriots last Superbowl win? 2004…it will be a long offseason for them….

  108. The patriots are the most hated team in the league cause they’re one of the best teams of all time how many nfl records has Tom Brady broken or set too many to count and still going suckers! So you guys can hate and talk about spygate all you want cause the pats will keep winning and contending for titles until Brady and bilichick retires…

  109. I am not a fan of Sharpe, but he said what a lot of people were thinking. I fully realize that Belachik is an incredible coach, but wish he was more gracious. I feel bad for the reporters who follow the Pats for having to listen to him. Definitely not a role model.

  110. I’m sure the former Raven and Bronco Sharpe was entirely objective in his statements. He should focus his time on learning how to read highlights in a language people can comprehend instead of giving media feedback to a hall of fame coach.

  111. deflatedfootball says: Jan 20, 2013 10:45 PM

    The Patriots carry themselves the same way whether they win or lose.

    Why exactly are the Patriots the most hated team in the NFL?
    ———————————————————
    1. Because they cheated their way to 3 Super Bowls
    2. Because Tom Brady is two faced – plays the humble card all the time but taunts when things go his way. He could learn from a real Boston Legend like Larry Bird, who didn’t say the sportsmanship saying with the camera only to act the jerk on the field.
    3. Because they intentionally ran the score up in many games in 2007 to try to erase the stigma of Spygate – for instance putting in goal line package at end of the game vs. Cowboys to score a TD with a double digit lead when kneeling on it would end the game.
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    You realize that the great wade phillips took a time out even when he know the game was over before the kneel down. ? So he obviously thought game was still on . Stop with this running up the score crap. Play defense. What do you want teams which are up a lot to do on defense ? let other team score .This is so lame.

  112. It’s pretty apparent how shallow our society has become after reading through these comments. The sport has become secondary to the drama and hyperbole surrounding the actual event. Might as well start watching ‘the view’ fellas, cuz the media has your nads in a jar and they’ll continue to feed you this soap opera drama bs until you man up and stop feeding into it.

  113. Is he the first coach to decline these interviews? Certainly not, nor will he be the last. Reading through the comments here, it’s obvious who actually follows sports and who follows the press. Spygate was a press thing for people wanting to skim the surface of professional sports. Every coach did this for years, and continue to do this to the allowed level now. Think those parabolic mics on the sidelines are there to listen to their own players? Winning coach, winning team, been distracted by trying to be an offensive coach instead of the defensive coach, and being hampered by medicore draft picks. “Classless coach…” hmm.. Payton paying his players to hit and end the season for those players? Lewis somehow managing to lose the only evidence that would convict him of the crime he did? Seems like the NFL is full of “classy” people!

  114. Anyone who believes there is a single NFL or AFL team that doesn’t cheat as much as they can get away with is a complete moron, and the leader of that parade is Shannon Sharpe. News Flash: There is no such thing as “class” in professional sports, from the top down.

  115. The patriots are the most hated team in the league cause they’re one of the best teams of all time how many nfl records has Tom Brady broken or set too many to count and still going suckers! So you guys can hate and talk about spygate all you want cause the pats will keep winning and contending for titles until Brady and bilichick retires…
    This guy is delusional!!!!!!!! SpyGate will always be their downfall. You might as well put asterisks to the Super Bowls they “allegedly won” They were never considered a dynasty. That belongs to teams like the Cowboys or Steelers & 49ers. Not the lonely cheaters. Now go cry me a river just like your punk quarterback who tries to hurt Ed Reed. Waaaaaaaa. LOL

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