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Pats leak a little info about Belichick’s contract, but not much


The folks from NFL Network have descended on Gillette Stadium for Thursday night’s game between the Jets and the Patriots.  And the Patriots, who own 1/32nd of NFL Network, have thrown, well, themselves a bone.

Both Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver of NFL Network have reported from the scene that Patriots coach Bill Belichick remains under contract beyond 2013, the year in which it was assumed his contract would expire.

The fact that they’re both reporting the same thing on the same night the Pats are hosting a game in Foxboro strongly suggests that the Pats have opted to pull the curtain back for their guest-employees.  A bit.

All we know is that Belichick is under contract beyond 2013.  We don’t know how long he’s under contract.  And we’ll never know how much he’ll make.

What we can assume is that the 61-year-old Belichick will coach as long as he can.  While the seat eventually could heat up if another franchise quarterback doesn’t emerge after Tom Brady retires, there are plenty of bad NFL teams that would take a chance on Belichick.  So he’ll be able to coach as long as he wants, and we’ve got a feeling he’ll die with his hoodie on.

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11 Responses to “Pats leak a little info about Belichick’s contract, but not much”
  1. rickyprosnit says: Sep 12, 2013 8:25 PM

    It feels weird to think of him as that old

  2. captainvilfo says: Sep 12, 2013 8:27 PM

    People can hate on BB saying he would be nothing without Brady but with his coaching style and recent draft successes (especially on defense) he’s going to be running other coaches and qbs out of the afc east for years to come.

    Just think about how many coaching jobs and football careers this guy has ended in his tenure as their coach because they couldn’t get passed the pats.

  3. dlbpatsfan says: Sep 12, 2013 8:42 PM

    Last sentence got me laughing.

  4. mataug says: Sep 12, 2013 8:44 PM

    captainvilfo, just think how poor the drafts for the other 3 teams in that division have been, those 3 teams have been looking for a franchise QB for a while now (Marino retired almost 15 years back)

  5. dutchman1350 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:54 PM

    Expect Bill O’Brien to replace BB when that day comes.

  6. pitpenguinsrulez says: Sep 12, 2013 8:58 PM

    The only way he can a Superbowl is by not playing the Giants or MOST importantly by cheating!

  7. darkneptune73 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:33 PM

    Those Patriots are awfully super secret, aren’t they?

  8. war27 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:25 PM

    captainvilfo says:
    Sep 12, 2013 8:27 PM
    People can hate on BB saying he would be nothing without Brady but with his coaching style and recent draft successes (especially on defense)


    haha, the Patriots should have a super team with all those draft pics, instead they have middle of the road and busts on defense.

    Bill’s best draft pick was Telib

  9. nickster31 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:53 PM

    How great was he before Brady?

    Look, I am FAR from a Pats fan, but credit needs to be given where deserved. Brady is in the top 2-3 of all time (depending what you are looking at. Montana, Marino, Elway). Belichick was just another coach until Brady. And will be again when Brady hangs em up.

    He should walk away when Brady does. Then, Pats fans can say they had one of the few (Landry, Noll) best coaches. If he falls on his face after Brady, which he will, then everyone will know his success wad because of Brady.

  10. easywolf says: Sep 13, 2013 12:38 AM

    There goes another spoon fed nerd saying the pats are cheaters

  11. jjbadd385 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:41 AM

    Even as a Bronco fan, I have no problem admitting BB is the best coach Ive ever seen in my 25+ yrs of watching the NFL…and I suspect he will one day be regarded as the best ever. The Pats would be foolish to ever let him go…who could do any better?

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