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Belichick doesn’t have much to say about Gronk or Amendola

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Once again, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and receiver Danny Amendola didn’t play.  They were inactive.

We knew they were inactive on Sunday morning, when the Patriots announced they were inactive.

If we didn’t know it, coach Bill Belichick reminded everyone of it on Monday.  Multiple times.

Here we go, from the press conference transcript.

Q. How close was Rob Gronkowski to playing yesterday?

BB. I don’t know. He was inactive.

Q. Did he have a shot to play?

BB. He was inactive.

Q. Going into the day, was there a chance he’d play?

BB. He was inactive for the game.

Q. What about Danny Amendola?

BB. He was inactive too.

Q. I know they were inactive.

BB. They were inactive so they didn’t play.

Q. I think you have an idea how close they were.

BB. Well, they weren’t able to play. What do you want, percentage points? They couldn’t play.

Q. Going into the day, did you know they couldn’t play?

BB. They were inactive.

Q. That doesn’t answer my question.

BB. They were inactive, it’s as simple as that.

While Belichick’s approach may be frustrating to reporters, he’s fully within his rights to say nothing about Gronkowski, Amendola, or any other injured players. The Patriots face the Falcons in six days, and Belichick has no obligation to shed any light on whether either Gronkowski or Amendola will be able to play.

By addressing how close they were to playing on Sunday, Belichick would have been giving the Falcons information to which they aren’t entitled.

The fans and the media may feel they’re entitled to more. They’re not.

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44 Responses to “Belichick doesn’t have much to say about Gronk or Amendola”
  1. forsbergler says: Sep 23, 2013 6:24 PM

    Anyone else think this guy sucks?

    Tom Brady
    Comp% 57.5% Ranked 26th
    Yds 698 yds Ranked 19th
    Yds per Att 5.5 yds Ranked 32nd
    Pass Yds per Game 232 yds Ranked 19th
    Passing Td’s 5 Ranked T13th
    Int’s 2 Ranked T16th
    Sacked 7 times Ranked T19th
    QB Rating 79.4 Ranked 23rd
    3rd Down Conv. 21-53 39% Ranked 13th

    His highest ratings are in Int’s and 3rd down % lol

    Can anyone say “MOST OVER RATED GAME MANAGER OF ALL TIME” !

  2. Go-Hawks! says: Sep 23, 2013 6:24 PM

    LOL!

  3. legeisyaj says: Sep 23, 2013 6:26 PM

    That’s the awesomeness post ever.

  4. barneyrumble says: Sep 23, 2013 6:29 PM

    I’m still not clear, were they inactive?

  5. joerevs300 says: Sep 23, 2013 6:31 PM

    He might as well just do the voice of Charlie Brown’s teacher, at least he might get a laugh or two out of his stubbornness.

    Or maybe he’s just thinking about being 85 and in a rocking chair. One or the other.

  6. nybairn says: Sep 23, 2013 6:31 PM

    “Thank you, thank you, thank you, I’ll be here for the rest of the week”.

    Belichick really is a riot !

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 23, 2013 6:34 PM

    There are a thousand ways to answer the questions without giving out privledged information. Belichik is too obstinate, or too stupid to find one. I’m leaning more and more to the side of stupid in regard to Bile Upchuck. Most people who are jerks are stupid.

  8. surfinbird1 says: Sep 23, 2013 6:36 PM

    They just don’t get the message.

  9. 4thqtrsaint says: Sep 23, 2013 6:37 PM

    I love Belichick. Dude is awesome.

  10. thegonz13 says: Sep 23, 2013 6:43 PM

    Another instant classic from Belichick!

  11. jolink653 says: Sep 23, 2013 6:49 PM

    I don’t know why reporters even bother asking questions like that anymore…Belichick will never disclose much, especially when it comes to injuries, but his responses are always good for a laugh

  12. tat1283 says: Sep 23, 2013 6:54 PM

    Forsbergler must be an absolute moron. Those are the most idiotic comments/stats I have ever seen. He is not a rookie. Take a look at his “game managing” career stats. Try using your brain, if you can.

  13. brutus9448 says: Sep 23, 2013 6:54 PM

    the falcons are gonna be mad for losing to the phins. The pats better be ready. That dome will be loud

  14. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 23, 2013 6:55 PM

    Bellyache glories in the idiot-savant routine. But when Brady faces and it becomes apparent that he was the savant, Bilous Bill will be left with just “idiot”.

  15. boblavoie says: Sep 23, 2013 6:55 PM

    FORSBERGER must be the most overrated fan. Obviously knows nothing about football but has the audacity to pretend to know something and makes comments just to insult people. Don’t you just love jealous haters – must be a Pitts-berg fan. Three and oooo pal!

  16. delmonte55 says: Sep 23, 2013 6:57 PM

    Listen to your own advice.

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 23, 2013 6:59 PM

    Reporters describe Belichik’s demeanor as “a real prickly” one. Or words to that effect.

  18. peopletrains says: Sep 23, 2013 7:03 PM

    Love it.

  19. florioleadswitnesses says: Sep 23, 2013 7:03 PM

    Q. How close was Rob Gronkowski to playing yesterday?

    BB. I don’t know. He was inactive.

    Rofl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 23, 2013 7:10 PM

    It’s the Patriot way, arrogant, demeaning, fraudulent, hypocritical, and completely devoid of class. From Leatherhead Bob, the perverted dwarf, on down.

  21. thebigtim2012 says: Sep 23, 2013 7:18 PM

    Forsbelger try his lifetime stats and make that argument. Moron. Gabbert y would he volunteer any info he doesn’t have to?

  22. scaredhitless says: Sep 23, 2013 7:26 PM

    It’s one thing to disrespect the game and your opponents. It’s another to disrespect the media. For BB he disrespects them all.

  23. charlutes says: Sep 23, 2013 7:36 PM

    I think BB is smart, you see, he doesn’t help his team by telling you anything. I’m not sure why you don’t get this. Its just that reporters and writers aren’t that big of a deal, sorry.

  24. kingpel says: Sep 23, 2013 8:09 PM

    The media are clowns. Way to go Bill!

  25. nyjetsfan08 says: Sep 23, 2013 8:11 PM

    Looks like he’s warming up for John Madden.

  26. kingpel says: Sep 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    forsbergler says: Sep 23, 2013 6:24 PM

    Can anyone say “MOST OVER RATED GAME MANAGER OF ALL TIME” !
    …………………………………………………………………..

    So even if he was a game manager, how many game managers have won multiple super bowls? Well than how can he be the most overrated game manager of all time. At worse he is the greatest game manager of all time.

  27. giantssb42champs says: Sep 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    This guy is a trip. Does he do speaking engagements?

  28. brucealmty says: Sep 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    Keep the media out of the locker room; give the players their space.

    Ok, I understand he is inactive, but will he play? lol

    Those make-believe reporters need to get real jobs.

  29. lemmetalkwouldya says: Sep 23, 2013 9:19 PM

    Why do these idiots keep asking the same question over and over, when they know he’s not going to give them anything more?

    They’re morons for repeating the questions, and they wonder why he has zero respect for them????

  30. grogansheroes says: Sep 23, 2013 9:26 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    Sep 23, 2013 7:10 PM
    It’s the Patriot way, arrogant, demeaning, fraudulent, hypocritical, and completely devoid of class. From Leatherhead Bob, the perverted dwarf, on down
    ————————————————-
    If the Jags fired whoever the coach of your wretched team is, and they hired Belichick tomorrow, you would go poop in your pampers.

  31. brazzz01 says: Sep 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    Spygate.

  32. coffeypc says: Sep 23, 2013 9:46 PM

    Savvy. Love him or hate him, all would take this guy as their coach in 2 seconds. Those who disagree need a clue. Here is the clue for those playing along at home…..ready…..it is real simple….he wins.

  33. brazzz01 says: Sep 23, 2013 9:53 PM

    Anyone else think this guy sucks?

    Tom Brady
    Comp% 57.5% Ranked 26th
    Yds 698 yds Ranked 19th
    Yds per Att 5.5 yds Ranked 32nd
    Pass Yds per Game 232 yds Ranked 19th
    Passing Td’s 5 Ranked T13th
    Int’s 2 Ranked T16th
    Sacked 7 times Ranked T19th
    QB Rating 79.4 Ranked 23rd
    3rd Down Conv. 21-53 39% Ranked 13th

    His highest ratings are in Int’s and 3rd down % lol

    Can anyone say “MOST OVER RATED GAME MANAGER OF ALL TIME” !

    ———–

    Those stats reflect the real Brady without Spygate and the tuck rule.

  34. kisstherings says: Sep 23, 2013 9:59 PM

    He is the best

  35. determineflksmakeit says: Sep 23, 2013 10:21 PM

    What do you want percentage points? lol. That will definitely be used during the week towards some people I know.

  36. rdav29 says: Sep 23, 2013 11:02 PM

    He should host SNL

  37. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 23, 2013 11:45 PM

    Billygoat Grump been locked in his basement film room so long he forgot that sports is light entertainment not life and death warfare. Get a life you rumpled old rag.

  38. krispyone says: Sep 24, 2013 8:06 AM

    brazzz01 says:
    Sep 23, 2013 9:53 PM
    Anyone else think this guy sucks?

    Tom Brady
    Comp% 57.5% Ranked 26th
    Yds 698 yds Ranked 19th
    Yds per Att 5.5 yds Ranked 32nd
    Pass Yds per Game 232 yds Ranked 19th
    Passing Td’s 5 Ranked T13th
    Int’s 2 Ranked T16th
    Sacked 7 times Ranked T19th
    QB Rating 79.4 Ranked 23rd
    3rd Down Conv. 21-53 39% Ranked 13th

    His highest ratings are in Int’s and 3rd down % lol

    Can anyone say “MOST OVER RATED GAME MANAGER OF ALL TIME” !

    ———–

    Those stats reflect the real Brady without Spygate and the tuck rule.

    No that reflects this year so far, with his top 2 targets injured. If I remember correctly he threw for the most TDs ever in a season post spygate. Brazzo, just another “fan” of football who doesnt know what he is talking about!!

  39. skooter519 says: Sep 24, 2013 12:51 PM

    Ask a stupid question and you will get a stupid answer, simple as that

  40. jae121704 says: Sep 25, 2013 7:53 AM

    Is it just me, or would Belicheck giving my Eulogy at my funeral be the best thing ever?

    “So, Andy is inactive today, and for the rest of our lives”

    Classic Belicheck.

    And to the a sshat saying Brady is terrible, I’m pretty sure 3-0 is 3-0, no matter how you do it.

  41. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 25, 2013 12:15 PM

    Lol Pats Wednesday presser of course he’s asked again about Gronk.

    “He’s definitely improved”

    Awkward silence by press followed by question about how much -

    “He’s definitely improved”

    An on through several more questions equally inane answers.

    Media, I suspect most of them would score single digits on the Wonderlic test LOL

  42. rudeboy6969 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:19 PM

    Do you want a mouth like the Jets or BB . I will take Bill. We have no need to annouce anyones return. Wenare depleted as it is and why give any team more weaapons. Were3-0 and I want to get the active players better since there scoring the points not Gronk or Amendola sl let Bill do his thing. Its been working this far so why change. If u want a coach that talks bs go to the Jets

  43. rudeboy6969 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Brady has gotten us through hell and back. Dieon Branch. David Pattern. Troy Brown…You guessed it the no named WR’s that won all 4 superbowls. No superstars there justbteam players.Remember the Rams best show on turf??? I do lolol people forget so fast. Ubsant a bowl ring every year it wont work and keep crying i will stay with BBs way and thats TEAM BALL LIKE WHEN THEY ALL CAME OUT AS ONE AGAINST THE RAMS 21 pt favorites

  44. rudeboy6969 says: Oct 26, 2013 9:55 AM

    drama over Gronk Back

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