Bill Belichick stayed up late last night, like most of us

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If you’re feeling a little sluggish today because you didn’t get enough sleep after watching the college football championship game, you’re not alone. Patriots coach Bill Belichick did, too.

“I didn’t want to stay up that late, but I couldn’t pull myself away from it,” Belichick told reporters on Tuesday. “What a football game. Two great teams, a great game, just a tremendous football game. I’m happy for coach [Nick] Saban, coach [Brian] Daboll, all of the people at Alabama. A great competitive effort from Georgia and coach [Kirby] Smart and his staff. Yeah, it was a great football game.”

Yes it was. And it’s great to see that Belichick seems to be more human than machine, after all.

Beyond that, though, it’s back to robot mode:  “We’ve dealt with some non-Tennessee subjects here over the last few days,” Belichick said in his introductory remarks. “At this point I’m all in on Tennessee. I’ll answer any questions about the Titans but that’s it.”

He didn’t stick to that, because he did answer the question regarding the Alabama-Georgia game. But he wasn’t asked any questions about the topic of dysfunction and disharmony, sparked by Friday’s report from ESPN — other than a question about what he told his team about it.

If he told his team anything about it, he told the media nothing about whatever he said.

55 responses to “Bill Belichick stayed up late last night, like most of us

  1. This game with the Titans vs. an aggravated Belichick and Brady doesn’t even seem fair. Not even a really good warmup for the Steelers. That one is going to be must see tv and I hope Antonio Brown is back for it.

  2. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    January 9, 2018 at 11:33 am
    “And it’s great to see that Belichick seems to be more human than machine, after all.”

    Let’s not get too carried away.
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    51% human, 49% machine, 100% GOAT

  3. Outstanding championship game.

    Once again Georgia takes it on the chin after having a comfortable halftime lead and all the momentum heading into the 4th quarter. Ouch. I guess they could look on the bright side. Their teams are playing in the title game. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

  4. Great story guys. In other news Mike Mularkey stayed up til 10:30. Mike Tomlin, 10:00, and I was in bed tucked in by 9.

  5. I wouldn’t call this a “National Championships”.

    More like “The Division 1 Invitational Playoff Championship”

    Alabama was the best team out of the four schools that were invited to play.

  6. Bill the dictator will coach his last game for the cheaters Saturday
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    So you’re saying that BB thinks so little of the Steelers that he’s going to let his Asst Coaches take the AFC title game?

  7. terripet says:
    January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Bill the dictator will coach his last game for the cheaters Saturday

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    Didn’t you also predict that Andrew Luck would lead the Colts to the SB this year?

  8. bvolke says:
    January 9, 2018 at 11:36 am
    He’s more machine now than man, twisted and evil.

    As I recall, it was a duplicitous evil dictator from the Death Star (AKA 345 park Ave)that twisted him into a machine with lies and deceit.

  9. terripet says:
    January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Bill the dictator will coach his last game for the cheaters Saturday
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    Can I assume your team is playing golf?

  10. puckskin says:
    January 9, 2018 at 11:46 am
    So did Seth Wickersham, he was talking to a shoe.

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    You win the internet…. and a cooler full of lukewarm gatorade.

  11. factschecker says:
    January 9, 2018 at 11:56 am
    Outstanding championship game.

    Once again Georgia takes it on the chin after having a comfortable halftime lead and all the momentum heading into the 4th quarter.
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    Chiefs/Titans??

  12. Since when does Bill ever speak on anything other than the Patriots. Sure seems like an out-of-character move once again.

  13. 51% human, 49% machine, 100% GOAT

    Let me help you be more realistic.
    20% human, 20% machine, 20% Cheater And 40% Grumpy old sod with a bad case of hemorrhoids.

    Let’s not get too carried away.

    Why not…..I mean that is the Patriot troll mantra….right professor troll.

  14. gotitan says:
    January 9, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    Pats ever overlook a team? Ever hear of the Dolphins? Better watch out on Saturday night! We plan to advance.

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    I have heard of the Dolphins actually. They are golfers right?

  15. “Can I assume your team is playing golf?”

    Lol poor Terripet. She was a longtime Bills fan who jumped ship to the Colts about a year ago and bandwagoned on with them. So yes, both her teams are playing golf now.

    She never gets tired of being wrong either. Every single week for years has predicted the Pats would lose to whoever, constantly claiming “Brady is done” for the last 5 years or so, etc etc.

    Its actually a sad thing that some of these fans get to this point in the season and the only thing they have to cheer for is the teams they hate getting knocked out of contention.

  16. chargerdillon says:
    January 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    Since when does Bill ever speak on anything other than the Patriots. Sure seems like an out-of-character move once again.

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    Because he said he watched the football game… uh no.

  17. chargerdillon says:
    January 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    Since when does Bill ever speak on anything other than the Patriots. Sure seems like an out-of-character move once again.
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    Not really unusual for Belichick to compliment college coaches. Especially personal friends like Saban and Daboll.

  18. “Since when does Bill ever speak on anything other than the Patriots.”

    He speaks on football. He tends to be far more expansive on football than on the Patriots, as he’s not willing to say anything that might give something away to an opponent or create media buzz. But he’ll talk about football. Football history, football tactics, great players and coaches of the past, what the gunner does on a punt, the relationship of the college game to the pro game – he’ll give long and detailed answers.

  19. Seth Wickersham is working on a story from Belichick’s neighbors that claim his TV and lights were off around halftime and that he looked chipper after apparently getting a full night’s sleep early this morning. His lack of activity on his Instaface account after the end of the Championship game confirms he was not watching, as he claims.

  20. So the “genius organization” Pats fans brag about could’ve had the #4 pick plus “other goodies” from Cleveland for Jimmy, but instead took a lousy second rounder from San Fran. Brilliant! Not even your “he was leaving at the end of the year anyway what else could we do?” excuse cuts it now. We KNOW what else the Patriots could’ve done. For starters, you could’ve drafted your QB of the future with a pick that high. Instead you’ve got the great Brian Hoyer if Tommy goes down.

    Now what was that ESPN quoted you as saying? “If we trade Jimmy, we’re the Cleveland Browns, with no succession plan.” Oh how very ironic.

  21. He couldn’t go to sleep because he was terrified of Derrick Henry mowing over his running defense.

  22. BB traded JimmyG to SF because he respects the coach and Lynch. It will give JimmyG better chance of success than trading him to the hapless Browns with all the goodies that the trade entails. BB is not a total jerk. He cares about his players and JimmyG was a good Patriots. Anger him and you get traded to the Browns.

  23. “learysdisciples says: January 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm I went to bed early just to mess with the TV ratings.”

    Now THAT is funny. ^^^

  24. Michael E says:
    January 9, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Belichick watching the national championship is newsworthy?
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    Apparently enough to make it worth posting about it for PFT, after all you clicked and commented on it

  25. RE LEE says:
    January 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    BB traded JimmyG to SF because he respects the coach and Lynch….
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    That and SF had a serviceable journeyman backup they could part with in Brian Hoyer who is familiar with the Pats system.

    Even Brady needs a backup.

  26. RE LEE says:
    January 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    BB traded JimmyG to SF because he respects the coach and Lynch. It will give JimmyG better chance of success than trading him to the hapless Browns with all the goodies that the trade entails. BB is not a total jerk. He cares about his players and JimmyG was a good Patriots. Anger him and you get traded to the Browns.
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    I like your spin, “Belichick is such a nice guy he took a lousy second rounder instead of a boatload of high picks from Cleveland, because he cares so much about Jimmy G!” Aww, that’s touching. What a nice story.

    Anything to avoid facing the reality of how your “genius organization” screwed the pooch here, huh? I understand.

  27. Patriots and their Coach are vastly “OVERRATED!” If they are lucky enough to get past the Steelers to this years Super Bowl, The Vikings Will “PURPLE CRUSH” Them!!! Bud Grant is the GOAT!!!

  28. This 19 year-old Tagovailoa is sensational. Now imagine him playing a full collegiate season. An NFL team should pluck him out now (not possible, for obvious reasons) but geez, man!

  29. I agree, the Pats did screw the pooch here.

    Waited too long and got a 2nd rounder for a Qb with tremendous upside. Wait till he has a year or 2 in the system and a few more playmakers aorund him. 9ers appear well situated with QB for some time.
    However, lets reconvene after a couple seasons and teams get the book on him (strengths, weaknesses, tendencies etc) before we anoint him the next Arod or Brees.

    NE should have gotten a 1st rounder for him and start the search all over again for the heir apparent.
    NE isn’t infallible at all. NE fans know this.

    many of us are still pissed at Kraft for capitulating to Fraudger in the deflate sham. Left his boy on an island to swim back alone

  30. infectorman says:
    January 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I agree, the Pats did screw the pooch here.

    Waited too long and got a 2nd rounder for a Qb with tremendous upside. Wait till he has a year or 2 in the system and a few more playmakers aorund him. 9ers appear well situated with QB for some time.
    However, lets reconvene after a couple seasons and teams get the book on him (strengths, weaknesses, tendencies etc) before we anoint him the next Arod or Brees.

    NE should have gotten a 1st rounder for him and start the search all over again for the heir apparent.
    NE isn’t infallible at all. NE fans know this.
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    Well at least you have a grasp of reality. tylawspick6 is no doubt off somewhere still thinking up excuses.

    And I’m afraid you haven’t been paying attention to your fellow Pats fans here. To hear their boasts, Belichick is as infallible as the Pope.

    Or maybe it’s the Pope who’s as infallible as Belichick.

    Well at least you admit the truth here. Unlike tylawspick6 who is probably still away making excuses.

    And I don’t think you’ve been paying attention to what your fellow Pats fans post here. According to them the genius organization makes all others l

  31. jdiba jdiba says:
    January 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm
    Because he has his eye on Jake Fromm.

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    potentially, but it was Tua Tagovailo that caught his fancy.

  32. 1. It was a great college football game.

    2. Bill Belichick is a good guy, but he is under no obligation to the media or fans whatsoever to talk about any topic other than his team’s game.

    3. Pats could lose to Tennessee; stranger things have happened. But I doubt they will.

    4. There will be no Pats-Steelers rematch regardless, because the Jags are gonna roll over Big Ben and Co…..again. That Jags D is unreal.

    5. Tua T looked like a better QB than any we’ve seen wearing a Browns uniform since Bernie Kosar.

    Cheers, and Who Dey!!!!

  33. Could BB have gotten more for JG?Yes but he didn’t.I hope JG turns out to be a great QB and not one that makes his teams fans suffer with high hopes syndrome.You know like the QBs from last year that had their fans screaming we are SB bound next year and didn’t even make the playoffs.

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