Bill Belichick isn’t going anywhere

AP

There didn’t seem to be many questions in regard to Bill Belichick’s future as Patriots coach, but he went ahead and answered them anyway at his Monday press conference.

“I’ll be here,” Belichick said, via WEEI.com. “You’ll have to deal with me again next year. I know that’s disappointing for a lot of you. Until I’m told otherwise, I plan on being here.”

There might be a few reporters who’d like to see a different face on the podium, but it’s hard to imagine too many Patriots fans feel that way about the man who is the longest-tenured head coach in the league. The Patriots won 13 games over the course of the year and played in another AFC Championship Game, a good season even if it fell short of the ultimate goal. Even as he pointed out that just about every team would be pleased with that kind of year, Belichick didn’t try to softpedal the falling short side of things on Monday.

“That’s the NFL. The last game, you play a game this time of year, you’re either [in] euphoria or it’s a crash landing. And for us yesterday, it was a crash landing. A year ago at this time, it was the other feeling,” Belichick said. “It’s one or the other. There’s no in between and there’s certainly no soft landing. The season is suddenly [over]. The season that is very much alive and with great hopes and expectations and energy suddenly crashes and it’s over. That’s the way it is and way it’s going to be for every team but one this year. That’s the NFL. It’s not going to change. That’s the way it is. Unfortunately, that’s where we were last night. That’s where we are today. It’s stopped. It’s over. We’re onto next year.”

It was a rough end for the Patriots, but there’s not much reason to suspect a change to business as usual in New England. Belichick, Tom Brady and plenty of other familiar faces will be back for another go come September.

99 responses to “Bill Belichick isn’t going anywhere

  1. How this moron continues to be employed is unfathomable. Its been 9 years since this team has been relevent. Hes supposedly a defensive guru while his team consistently ranks worst in the league and tom brady has to carry them. Thumbs down if you agree.

  2. What sore loser. Honestly, just man up and take it on the chin Belichick. You were outplayed and outcoached. Cheers!

  3. I dont get all the negative backlash regarding Belicheck. Hes a prick. Always has, always will be. But why hate someone for who they are? Its not like hes done anything to any of us. Itd be like hating someone for being mentally retarded. At least hes real and never sugarcoats things.

  4. He’s right. Losing stings. He wins a lot more than he loses. One of the best coaches in history ( not a pats fan)

  5. With Belicheat’s ego, they’ll have to drag him off of the field. I think the interesting thing to watch will be how soon he dumps Brady. How soon will he long for the new mobile model of quarterback? Brady is showing some age. Has lost some zip on the ball. He couldn’t outrun 350 lb Ngata for a first down. They have a run and shoot dink and dunk offense. When has Belicheat ever shown loyalty to any player?

  6. Bilichik is about as classless an individual in pro sports as there is. To blow off CBS after the loss to Baltimore was brutal.
    When he was forced to speak he whined about injury problems they had.
    Dallas Cowboys defense was shattered by injuries and they didnt cry like the Pats. Its interesting how the Patriots havent won since they were caught cheating. Classless organization.

  7. “I plan on being here as long as Tom Brady’s here”

    Seriously, he IS one of the best HC’s in NFL history, think about his personnel.

    What the man does is amazing, he’s just so arrogant though.

  8. reasonablemindsays says:Jan 21, 2013 11:48 AM

    How this moron continues to be employed is unfathomable. Its been 9 years since this team has been relevent. Hes supposedly a defensive guru while his team consistently ranks worst in the league and tom brady has to carry them. Thumbs down if you agree.

    You do realize he has been to 2 Superbowls in the last 9 years though..right??

  9. reasonablemindsays says: Jan 21, 2013 11:48 AM

    How this moron continues to be employed is unfathomable. Its been 9 years since this team has been relevent. Hes supposedly a defensive guru while his team consistently ranks worst in the league and tom brady has to carry them. Thumbs down if you agree.

    Obviously you’re the “moron”. By your lame logic a team is only “relevant” if they win a SB.

    To say they haven’t been “relevant” for 9 years is just stupid.

    Oh, and how clever, “thumbs down if you agree”

  10. gochargersgo says: Jan 21, 2013 11:52 AM

    I dont get all the negative backlash regarding Belicheck. Hes a prick. Always has, always will be. But why hate someone for who they are? Its not like hes done anything to any of us. Itd be like hating someone for being mentally retarded. At least hes real and never sugarcoats things.

    No..No.. you’re not allowed to be logical on PFT.

  11. Reasons I’m an optimistic patriot fan;
    Gronk, Hernandez, Ridley, Vareen, Soldier, Mayo, Spikes, Hightower, Jones, Dennard, McCourty are all just entering their primes and signed for multiple seasons. Add the expected resigning of Talib, and Vollmer and you have a great core to build around for quite a few years past the Brady era.

  12. The Pats would be stupid to fire Belichick he is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NFL. That being said though he really needs to grow up! Loosing it’s a part of the game.

  13. Belichick isn’t going anywhere, which is true when it comes to the Super Bowl again. When you get caught cheating, and it shows that is how you got the advantage for your first three Super Bowl wins, you quickly realize that you can’t finish the job without your cheating ways. Maybe he finds a new way to get those video tapes that he needs.

  14. One thing I don’t get is I thought there was a dress code for coaches or they get fined. Does the dress code include ratty looking cut off hoodies? If it doesn’t , how does he get away with always wearing them?

  15. Amazing consistency even though I don’t like the Pats. If Talib doesn’t get hurt, they just might have pulled it off.

    McDaniels looked great as the OC for much of the year, but they go out scoring 13 points at home and being shut out in the second half. When they do lose, their offense tends to just disappear completely which is puzzling given how many weapons they have.

  16. Chicago-born Bears fan here, and certainly not a fan of the Pats or Belicheck. But those of you saying they haven’t won since Spy gate are out of your damn minds. They’ve made the playoffs every year (except the one where they won 10 games with the guy KC now wants to run out of town), been to three AFC championship games and 2 Super Bowls. And if not for 2 incredible catches in the last two minutes of those Super Bowls, they likely would have won both.

    So yes, Bill B is kind of a jerk. But when you’re the greatest coach in modern history, does it really matter? Give some respect where it’s due.

  17. He might be unpleasant, he might be impertinent. But he is a very good coach.

    He is basically Andy Reid, except that he has been to the SB more and has won the SB.

    He could use some intervention from Kraft on being more pleasant for PR purposes, but he is a coach, and even though there is a public aspect to being coach, essentially what a coach does is in the locker room, in the prep rooms and film rooms, and on the field.

  18. sepl12 says:Jan 21, 2013 12:13 PM

    Reasons I’m an optimistic patriot fan;
    Gronk, Hernandez, Ridley, Vareen, Soldier, Mayo, Spikes, Hightower, Jones, Dennard, McCourty are all just entering their primes and signed for multiple seasons. Add the expected resigning of Talib, and Vollmer and you have a great core to build around for quite a few years past the Brady era.

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    I can tell your a huge fan since you can’t even spell Vereen and Solder…

  19. Everybody knows this guy blames everybody on the team but himself. He throws his QBs under the bus. But this time I think Kraft is smart enough to keep Brady over Bill. 2014 Josh McDaniels becomes HC.

  20. Cheater in a weak division. Yes, he has done something to all of us. Brady would suck on most other teams, if not all other teams.

  21. I am not a Pats fan. I am a Ravens fan. That said, Belichek is the best in the business. You losers who call him Belicheat are jealous and quite frankly dumb. Do you really think they got anything out of videotaping a practice? even picking up a hand signal, you still send to send that into the game and players still have to stop it.

    This team is relevant.

  22. This regime will not win another SB for one reason, and one reason only.

    Defense.

    BTW, defense is the reason they ever won one, and the defense they field now is nothing short of horrible. Their LBers are bad, but not on the level of bad that the DBs are.

  23. The guy is probably the best coach ever in the NFL and I actually find it funny how the guy is a lock for 10+ wins every single year for over a decade in the salary cap era and people still talk about videotaping signals from how many years ago as the basis for his career…. Obviously it isn’t. And if you knew even the smallest thing about the game of football you’d know it couldn’t be. He goes out and works hard preparing and wins… End of story. You and I don’t have to like him but in my opinion its completely insane not to respect him.

  24. “I would really like to see Brady and Bilichek part ways at some point to see who needed who more?”

    Didn’t you learn what you needed to when Bilichick and Parsells “parted ways”?

  25. Good Bill – As long as your in NE then you’ll continue to win the AFC East and getting dumped by superior competition when the games really matter….If division titles and stats matter then your the man.

    Oh by the way – you were loser in every aspect of coaching until Brady dropped in your lap and Parcells wasn’t the HC.

    Sleep on that one pal!

  26. I think too much is made about the press conference for the losing team. Anyone who cares about the game will be in a crappy mood. Some guys are just better at standing in front of the mic than others.

  27. I had 2 revelations watching this game… One, I cant stand Ray Lewis, what a clown. And Two, Patriot fans have to be the worst in the NFL.

  28. I’m no fan of the Pats, but the comments about them puzzle me. Obviously, a lot of people don’t understand exactly what happened during the taping incident. But even so … why are people posting that they haven’t won since? They had an undefeated regular season since, have won two AFC Championships, and have continued to be a powerhouse team. Yeah, they’ve won since. Brady has continued to be the best QB in the league playing many more teams than the ones in his own division. You could say they imploded last night, but I think they were outplayed by a better team. Even so, they’ll be back in the mix next season.

  29. Who in their right mind would ever think he’d be gone? Pats are perennial contenders and as a Ravens fan they have now passed the Steelers as the team I dislike the most. I may not like them but I respect what they can do.

  30. Belichick has one of the keenest football minds the world has ever known. Cleveland must be KICKING themselves for letting him go. And the vast majority, if not ALL teams, would be in a sprinter’s stance to get their hooks into Coach Belichick.

    That opinion is from a Steeler fan too. Aside from a small reservation here or there about the spygate dust-up — much respect for Coach Belichick, and wish him and Mr. Kraft well.

  31. Belichick is a sore loser and he has much disdain for anything media related. We know this so why is everyone, including Shannon Sharpe, so up in arms? This is who Bill is, has been, and will always be. I’m sure we all have our faults. There isn’t another coach I’d have wanted or want leading the Pats. I grew up during the most miserable seasons any fan shouldn’t have to endure so I never envisioned them winning 1 Super Bowl, let alone 3, and appearing in 2 others during his tenure. Yes I’m pissed, frustrated, and disappointed that they lost but life goes on. As long as Brady and Belichick are with the Pats there is always a chance for another title.

  32. I’m not fond of him personally.
    He is a really good NFL coach.
    He manages to get every ounce out of his players.
    When they are wrung out, he gets rid of them.
    He will do anything to win.
    Patriot’s fans love him.
    Most others don’t.

  33. Sure, there are a lot of people who dislike him, but who among us wouldn’t take him in a heartbeat over our team’s current head coach if we could? I know I would.

  34. Who needs who more? Brady is a system QB if he wasn’t drafted by the pats he would’ve been out of football in a couple of seasons. He wasn’t that good in college.

  35. gochargersgo says: Jan 21, 2013 11:52 AM

    I dont get all the negative backlash regarding Belicheck. Hes a prick. Always has, always will be. But why hate someone for who they are? Its not like hes done anything to any of us. Itd be like hating someone for being mentally retarded. At least hes real and never sugarcoats things.

    I hate this argument. Someone acts like a jerk for so long that eventually anyone upset by the jerk’s actions are criticized because they should have expected it. If a co-worker comes into your office every day and knocks everything off your desk, you have a right to be upset about it on day 1 or day 1,000.

    Many people dislike Belichick because he doesn’t treat others with respect. That’s a really good reason to dislike someone.

  36. You want to know how BB would do without Brady? How did Kosar, Bledsoe and Cassel do without Belichick? How about Crennel, McDaniels or Parcells without Belichick?

    Logic just has no place on these boards.

    For a game defined by stats and/or championships, he and Brady and the Patriots have no equal in the last 30 years.

    I don’t hear much griping about asterixs with the 49ers and Broncos and their salary cap shennanigans (eh-hem, Sharp) or the steelers and their iron roid curtain, or the Saints and their bounties.

    A little gruff with the press? Especially Patriots-haters like Shannon Sharp? Big whoop. What are you expecting, apologies? There is no coach I would rather have and I doubt you would find an owner who would turn him down either.

    The Ravens are having their time in teh limelight, and they earned it. But what about other perinnial contenders, the colts, steelers, giants, green bay, etc. They have not been as consistently good as the patriots, despite their consistent successes.

    The patirots will most certainly contend next year. The aging ravens? Maybe.

  37. Like anyone expected him to go anywhere? If so, who?

    Look, I’m no fan of the Patriots or BB, but to claim that he’s past his prime or not relevent is silly. Year after year, the Patriots are in contention not just for the playoffs, but for a Super Bowl birth. Belichick has consistently fielded a top-tier team for the past 12 seasons, and has missed the playoffs only twice during that span. Belichick may be a grump, but he knows how to put a winning team on the field year after year.

  38. For all those who complain about Belichick not speaking to the sideline reporter, I say who cares. No coach, winning or losing has ever said anything interesting in the thirty second sound bites from the sideline. The only person that should be upset is the tv producer who has to fill that time with something else.

    Belichick continues to be relevant and innovative. Look at what he has done with the tight end position, with the hurry up offense. I find it most surprising that he has not been able to innovate on defense and that side of the ball continues to be the weakest link on the team.

  39. Belicheck sucked before Brady and he’ll suck afterward. All he has proven is that having a HOF QB and consistently cheating can win 3 Super Bowls. Having a HOF QB and not cheating won him 0. When Brady is gone Belicheat will go back to being the HC who got fired by the Browns…

  40. The emphasis on Belichicks’ genius is exaggerated. Prior to Tom Brady the man was 1 for 6 in winning seasons. Lifetime pre-Tom Brady he’s 49 and 55. Tom Brady’s record is 136-39 lifetime. Make no mistake… Tom Brady ‘made’ Bill Belichick. His arrogance is solely based on his own ego.

    Tom Brady reads the defenses and makes the throws. He carries that team and would be just fine without Belichick.

  41. broncobrewer says:

    Who needs who more? Brady is a system QB if he wasn’t drafted by the pats he would’ve been out of football in a couple of seasons. He wasn’t that good in college.
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    Obviously you are not a college football fan.

  42. Beilcheck said they gone have to deal with him next year…..
    WELL since he got cought CHEATING he aint been much to deal with… hes a sore looser and he
    use to be king of the NFL now he just leads a WEAK division. Brady should get out of there now

  43. Belichick is an arrogant jerk, but he has earned it.

    He is comparable to Andy Reid, the only difference is that he has the rings and his team in the Division Championship game again -Reid failed the last two seasons and now he is the Eagle’s HC no more.

    Patriots’ fans should be glad to have a great coach with a dangerous team after all of these years. Believe me, as an Eagles fan it’s hard to be good for several seasons and suddenly… dead last!

    So, Belichick is coming back and, if his QB is healthy, the Patriots will be a threat again -at least for one more year.

  44. reasonablemindsays says:
    Jan 21, 2013 11:48 AM
    How this moron continues to be employed is unfathomable. Its been 9 years since this team has been relevent. Hes supposedly a defensive guru while his team consistently ranks worst in the league and tom brady has to carry them. Thumbs down if you agree.
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    Do you even watch football?

  45. I wonder what was on those tapes the NFL destroyed? These cheaters have been less lucky since the league cracked down on them.

  46. 8 years and counting Billy boy. Better start thinking about dusting off that old video equipment.

  47. ravenator says:

    What sore loser. Honestly, just man up and take it on the chin Belichick. You were outplayed and outcoached. Cheers!

    ______________

    Jesus, man. You’re singlehandedly making me cheer for the niners.

  48. djstat

    As a long time Pat fan, I thank you and also congratulations on a well deserved win for the Ravens!

    The animosity on here is ridiculous. We all love when are team wins. We all hate it when our team loses. But the 1 thing we have in common is we love football! Leave the vitriol for something more important.

    Here’s to a GREAT superbowl!

  49. Man, I hope BB looks at these comments. Probably one of the only times you’ll see him smile. All the ignorant masses hating on the 2nd greatest coach of all time lol.

  50. I love how when BB skips a press conference it’s because he’s evil, but when Peyton Manning skips one its perfectly normal. Pathetic, people used to actually KNOW what they were talking about.

  51. d0gger says: Jan 21, 2013 1:26 PM

    The emphasis on Belichicks’ genius is exaggerated. Prior to Tom Brady the man was 1 for 6 in winning seasons. Lifetime pre-Tom Brady he’s 49 and 55. Tom Brady’s record is 136-39 lifetime. Make no mistake… Tom Brady ‘made’ Bill Belichick. His arrogance is solely based on his own ego.

    Tom Brady reads the defenses and makes the throws. He carries that team and would be just fine without Belichick.

    —-

    And lifetime pre-Joe Monatana Bill Walsh was 8-24

    Way is it that whenever people try and rip BB and use the Browns as there argument they always leave out the fact the at the time it was an organization in complete turmoil?

  52. Half the anti-Patriot movement states Belichick is a product of Brady and only wins because of him. The other half states Brady is a system QB and is nothing without Belichick. Good God this country needs a hero so bad.

  53. giantssb42champs says: Jan 21, 2013 1:52 PM

    8 years and counting Billy boy. Better start thinking about dusting off that old video equipment.
    —-

    And you must be a new Giants fan.
    Pretty sure that defensive game plan that BB came up with (the one that’s in the HOF) had something to do with that Giants SB vs the Bills.

  54. Enough of the greatest coach ever stuff.
    Have you seen the division these guys are in?

    They only have to win 3 real games per year to be crowned “World Champions” and they just can’t do it without video cameras.

  55. He’s a so-so coach who works for an organization which hit the lottery when Tom Brady turned out to be a great QB.

    Look at the last several years:

    –The “Defensive Mastermind” thing is long gone– it’s even a bit embarrassing to admit you believed that at this point.

    — He has avg-to-below avg feel for the game. His mistakes have piled up especially when the game is on the line.

    — After the cheating system got rooted out team success dropped quite a bit.

    Belichick’s strengths are knowing what he has in Brady and knowing how to exploit the rules of the passing game, plus he is very good at organization and team structure.

    Once Brady retires he will likely retire himself. Can’t say I blame him.

  56. AFC will need to deal with Pats again next year. They are not an easy out. Fans should thank Giants for 18-1 more.

  57. Has not won the big game since he was forced to play straight up and quit cheating. But yeah those other Lombardi trophies are not tainted and still count….right?

  58. What a terrible thing for the Patriots and Belichick to have to be in this position every year and explain how they won or lost, are you people kidding me who are saying he should be gone? Ask the Browns or Jags or Dolphins or Raiders if they would like a coach like Belichick to get them to this level every year to explain how they won or lost.

  59. contraisloosebuthole says: Jan 21, 2013 2:38 PM

    Has not won the big game since he was forced to play straight up and quit cheating. But yeah those other Lombardi trophies are not tainted and still count….right?

    So stupid!
    I guess conference championship games are not big games.

  60. I’m a Pats fan and I’m so unhappy today but then I think that I could be a fan of 29 other teams in the NFL and I realize how lucky I am to be a Pats fan.

    I’m also pretty sure that about 29 other teams and their fans wish Bill was their head coach. Their run over the last 13 years(the Belichick era) is unprecedented.

    I wish they would’ve won yesterday. I saw the Ravens come out very hungry and make the plays that win games and the Patriots didn’t but again let me say that I wouldn’t want anyone else coaching the team I love than Bill Belichick.

    This is a team that is consistently a contender for a Super Bowl. Even a lousy year brings a playoff berth(2009). I do believe that they need tweaks especially in the defensive backfield and wide receiver. I’m sure Bill will do what he feels is best and come July all of New England will be “ready for some football” and all around the NFL and the sports world the New England Patriots will be considered one of the best teams in football. Until then I’ll look forward to the combine, the mock and real draft and to a great storyline for the 2013 Superbowl.

    Until then everybody can spew their nonsensical jealous rhetoric. Those in San Fran and Baltimore can revel in victory and accent their wins.

    Good luck to both teams. It should be a fun game

  61. I’m not a patriots fan, but I just think belicheck doesn’t like answering stupid questions that waste his time. That’s why he is so cold to the media during press conferences. He doesn’t see them as productive, he sees them as a waste of time. And they are.

  62. To the guy that posted about the sweatshirt. It is a licensed NFL item. That’s what they have to wear. If he didn’t have to wear licensed gear, Belichick would most likely be wearing an Armani suit out there. He’s a stylish guy, just not over the top about it.

  63. I heard Scott Pioli is available. So are the player he wrecked the Chiefs with. Take John Baldwin, Stanford Routt, and all of the other losers Pioli brought to KC with you.

    Bill isn’t nothing without Brady. That has been proven over and over again.

  64. bigdawg24 says:
    Jan 21, 2013 4:03 PM
    I heard Scott Pioli is available. So are the player he wrecked the Chiefs with. Take John Baldwin, Stanford Routt, and all of the other losers Pioli brought to KC with you.

    Bill isn’t nothing without Brady. That has been proven over and over again.

    Really, when has it been proven over and over again?

    Bill Walsh was 8-24 without Montana, so then we can say too ” he was nothing” without Joe.

  65. Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez have won more playoff games in the last four years than Brady and Belichick. Enough said, they are overrated by playing in a very weak division.

  66. For those who believe that the Patriots gained no distinct advantage for videotaping opponents, I have one question: Why did they do?

  67. It is hard to feel sorry for them because they are all so arrogant which is part of the problem

    They think they are so goood that players don’t matter and they can win w anyone at anytime w Brady;s magic arm and Josh Mcdaniels OC wizadry lol.

    Also Belichik’s is supposedly the draft day guru and while they horde picks their D still is middling. How many DB’s have they burned picks on that were busts? Darius Butler, Ras I Dowling, Brandon Merriweather, James Sanders. Johnathan Wilhite Patrick IR Chung, etc

    How many years does it take to fix a secondary?

  68. Cheating: A term generally used for the breaking of rules to gain advantage in a competitive situation.

    There was nothing clandestine about the Patriots filming during “Spygate.” The filming was done on the opposing team’s sideline, by an identified Patriots employee, on full view of the other team. The Patriots were continuing a practice that all teams used, but were told to stop. (Jimmy Johnson stated that he always did it as a coach.) The Patriots and BB were penalized for ignoring the league’s repeated orders to stop. NO practice was ever taped.

    Following the definition above, the Patriots cheated. As did the Saints (Bounty Gate), 49ers and Broncos (salary cap violations) Colts (Piping artificial noise into the stadium PA system while the other teams’ offense called plays) and Steelers (documented use of steroids), just to name a few.

  69. He’s a dirty cheater. Period! Should have been banned from the league years ago. Can’t wait for the Patriots era to end….and it looks like the ship has a breach in the hull after last night’s performance!

  70. he’s a smart guy. no doubt.

    you can’t get around inescapable fact that he hasn’t won since they stopped cheating…

  71. Its laughable how Ravens fans bag on Belichick and Brady. Its been like watching a comedy. But let me start off here first, addressing the Ravens fans, who watched their team win an AFC Championship and are still complaining.

    I can understand why you hate Brady, some people just hate greatness. Especially when it takes 16 games for your joke of a quarterback to show up.

    Now to everyone who has hated on Belichick, regardless of what team your rooting for on Sunday.

    The reason the Patriots aren’t “relevant” is because these shows like PTI, Around the Horn, SportsCenter (all shows I completely enjoy) only look for the interesting stories and headlines around the NFL. There’s nothing interesting about a humble football program who wins 13-14 games a year and hardly says anything stupid during the season, which teams like the Ravens are prone to.

    He always gets his team to the playoffs, which people who have to watch the Chargers for a random example absolutely loathe. So enjoy the Super Bowl appearance Ravens and 49ers fans.

    P.S. Have you noticed that Patriots players are dropping like flies out of the Pro Bowl? Just know their already prepping for another 12+ win season.

  72. bobzilla1001 says:
    Jan 21, 2013 5:02 PM
    For those who believe that the Patriots gained no distinct advantage for videotaping opponents, I have one question: Why did they do?

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    Most of us Pats fans know more than we ever wanted to about this whole process. The short answer is of course there was a purpose for it. It allowed them to scout opposing teams more efficiently by having a record of the hand signal and the game clock to synch to what plays were being run when they watched the game tapes later in the following week. One reason it made it more efficient to record this is because teams give dummy hand signals (if they are smart, because 60+ k eyes at the game can still see them regardless of videotapes) so it made deciphering them more cumbersome. The legal method to do this remains (after the memo BB decided to eschew) having a person sitting upstairs writing everything down instead of having it on tape. I would bet teams still do that.

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