Bill Belichick heaps praise on Titans G.M. Jon Robinson

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Bill Belichick doesn’t always feel like talking.

But when he finds a subject he likes, he can go on and on.

Jim Wyatt of the Titans official website found such a subject, getting Belichick to open up about new Titans General Manager Jon Robinson.

Jon is smart, works hard, and is team oriented. He showed a strong commitment to finding the players and specific types of players we needed, digging out information on their individual personal characteristics, and understanding the projection of how each player would contribute and fit into our program,’’ Belichick said. “He did many ‘extras’ that went beyond the normal duties in his job. Jon patiently worked his way up through the Patriots organization and was unselfish in his team-first attitude to do whatever he could to help us win.

“Jon educated me on the changes in the landscape of scouting and we made adjustments in our process as a result of his perceptive comments.”

Robinson spent 12 seasons in New England on the college scouting side, so Belichick knows him well. And while he was effusive in his praise of Robinson when Wyatt approached him at the Senior Bowl, Belichick asked for more time to come up with a more thorough answer. And then he delivered, via email.

“I always respected Jon’s opinion and knew that the information he acquired was accurate,’’ Belichick said. “Although I was responsible for the final decision, I relied on Jon [and many others] for their information and input to make those decisions. Jon did an outstanding job in helping me and Nick Caserio [the Patriots director of player personnel] in this process. Jon also did a great job of training our younger scouts — this accelerated their contributions to the process.

“Jon Robinson is an asset to any football program.”

Robinson said what many would imagine about Belichick, that “you have to earn his trust.”

And it seems apparent that Belichick came to that conclusion about Robinson, who know has a chance to put his own stamp on a team.

27 responses to “Bill Belichick heaps praise on Titans G.M. Jon Robinson

  1. And there is one of the many elements of the blueprints of the Pats successful, streamlined operations, as to why they’re under attack from faux witch hunts, courtesy of jealous owners and the commissioner himself.

    Give Robinson 3 years to get the Titans into position to be a consistently good team to build with, and you’re cooking.

    Same deal up in Detroit with Quinn.

    Expecting immediate success is the failure of these owners.

    You have to give these things a chance to breathe, so to speak.

  2. “He did many ‘extras’ that went beyond the normal duties in his job.”

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    Read into that what you will.

  3. As a Dolphin fan I don’t like the Patriots. But I have a huge amount of respect for BIll B and his success as a coach. I think this is a great statement of why he is successful. He relies on others and let’s (and expects) them to do their jobs.

  4. And just like that the Titans are back on the map. It’s amazing what happens when Belichick speaks, people listen, it’s news…certainly more than the Titans have experienced in ten years.

  5. This might just be lip service. What I’d like to hear about is specific players that Robinson identified or rallied for. Of course, I can’t imagine Belichek ever going that far. Either way, it’s not a bad thing that he praises him I guess.

  6. When the greatest football mind maybe of all time is talking up your guy, that can only be viewed as a good thing.

    Bill Belichick throws around compliments like sewer covers and he doesn’t suffer fools

  7. I agree that he surrounds himself with individuals that he feels he can rely on. I have to imagine he also assists in their development. It dovetails right into the “do your job” saying

  8. It is these moments which allow to like Bill B. , instead of being arrogant he shows the respect to other football minds in the league.

    If this was more consistent you might see more people embrace him.

  9. .
    Robinson was influential in the Buccaneers last last draft which yielded 4 starters in the first 4 rounds ( Winston, Smith, Marpet and Alexander).
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  10. I guess the Titans are going to be labeled as cheaters now since they have an ex Pat on their squad now.

  11. Stay classy Bill. You are the class of the NFL. Other coaches should take notes on how to coach a team with bs allegations thrown in your face and still keep the ship straight! Patriots. Best franchise in the league.

  12. The fact that Belichick took the time to send a follow-up e-mail speaks volumes, IMO.

    Had he simply been answer a reporter’s question, he could have dropped a few nice complimentary remarks and been done with it. But instead, he took a day or two to consider his response before detailing his thoughts in an e-mail.

    It was a classy move on the part of Belichick, who could have just as easily let it slide and nobody would have given it a second thought.

  13. Bill Belichick worked with the man for 12 years, so he must have lived up to the “Do your job” credo.

    I’m excited about Jon Robinson because he appears to have a track record of good things happening to football teams he’s associated with. He appears to be highly capable of evaluating talent, excited to be in his first GM role, and extra motivated because he wants to bring great NFL football to his home state. He seems passionate, and I LOVE THAT!

    Turning the Titans around will not be a one or two year proposition, but I’m looking forward to being competitive and finishing games this coming year, or the next. With a couple of years of roster reconstruction under Robinson’s watch, I think the Titans will be a very dangerous team to play. I look forward to that.

  14. The best soldier doesn’t always make the best general. A lot of these guys that come from the BB tree fail. Probably because they were specialists in what they did well. Then the hiring team thinks they will get a mini-BB only to be duped into getting a really good scout and not a good GM for example. I didn’t see BB say he this guy would be an outstanding GM. I will reserve judgment on this guy’s success.

  15. Feb 22, 2016 10:20 PM
    The best soldier doesn’t always make the best general. A lot of these guys that come from the BB tree fail. Probably because they were specialists in what they did well. Then the hiring team thinks they will get a mini-BB only to be duped into getting a really good scout and not a good GM for example. I didn’t see BB say he this guy would be an outstanding GM. I will reserve judgment on this guy’s success.
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    Why would he lie and say he is a good GM when he never worked in that capacity at NE? BB can only speak about the job the guy did while working with him, not about the one he’s going to do. If you ever listen to a BB interview, you’ll see it’s always about what’s next this week, not what’s up next month.

  16. The biggest surprise in all of this is that Belichick is familiar with the new fangled electronic mail technology.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Feb 22, 2016 4:50 PM

    Kiss of death. He heaped praises on Chip Kelly too. How’d that work out?

    Wrong Kelly Zipperhead!!!

    He Praised Brian Kelly of Notre Dame and has even attended practices in South Bend to meet with his old friend and speak to the Fighting Irish.

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