Bill Belichick on coaching future: I’m only thinking about Sunday

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The future of the working relationship between Patriots coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady and team owner Robert Kraft was a hot topic earlier this month thanks to an ESPN article that reported on some of the tensions that have cropped up among the three men over the years.

All three were adamant that there was no end to the relationship in the immediate future and Kraft said that any tensions were an inevitable byproduct of three “strong-minded people” working together. Belichick will still be turning 66 this year, which leaves him as the second-oldest coach in the league and had some reporters at Tuesday’s press conference in Minneapolis wondering if he’s given thought to an end date.

If he has, he’s not sharing it. Belichick said that the only part of his coaching future that he’s thinking about right now is Super Bowl LII against the Eagles on Sunday.

While Kraft said last March that he hopes Belichick coaches into his 80s, the coach has always been a bit more focused on the short term when it comes to whatever might be over the horizon.

23 responses to “Bill Belichick on coaching future: I’m only thinking about Sunday

  1. Sounds just like Jimmy “Franchise”. Every time Jimmy G was asked about a contract extension or his long term future with the 9ers he stated that he was only looking forward to the next game.

    The Patriot way…Gotta Love it.

  2. I love when ever Don Shula gets on camera and is asked about something about Belicheck and you can see how butt-hurt he is not even to be considered in the same category as the GOAT Bill Belicheck.

  3. He’s not going anywhere for another few years yet, much to the rest of the league’s chagrin.

  4. Don Shula? Hahahahahahahahaha. Even Rex Ryan could coach a team with Dan Marino at quarterback for 18 years and win at least 1 Super Bowl. But all old man Shula can do is refer to Belichick as “Belicheat”. Way to go Don…you’ve got a lot of class. Most overrated coach EVER!

  5. I don’t think any of us know what is in Belichick’s head except Bill himself, but if he were to be considering stepping down, now might not be a bad time. He is losing offensive and defensive coordinators. He is going to need to re-tool the QB position because Brady won’t last forever. Maybe there is and maybe there isn’t unrest in House Patriot, but if there is then that is another thing to push him to the door.

  6. I hope his eventual farewell tour involves spending one day as the head coach of each of the other teams before resigning on a napkin and moving on to the next one. The hater whiplash from hate to euphoria to hate again would be beyond description.

  7. troylok says:
    January 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    I don’t think any of us know what is in Belichick’s head except Bill himself, but if he were to be considering stepping down, now might not be a bad time. He is losing offensive and defensive coordinators. He is going to need to re-tool the QB position because Brady won’t last forever. Maybe there is and maybe there isn’t unrest in House Patriot, but if there is then that is another thing to push him to the door.

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    George Formans last fight was at an age of 48 years 316 days and he went the 12 round distance in a loss.

    If George Forman can box for 12 rounds at 48 Brady can play until at least 48 years old.

  8. Reporter: (asks question)
    Belichick: ‘You’ll get nothing and like it’
    Rinse
    Repeat

    36 4

    I am sure this makes your day complete. Bless your dumb little heart. Funny how much you enjoy someone being rude unnecessarily.

  9. Next year BB can coach with his son being promoted to LB coach. Next step for his son would be DC. It’s a great situation. At the NE pep rally it didn’t look like there was any tension between Brady and BB. Too bad for the haters.

  10. Can you imagine how excruciating it must be to be asked these questions over and over for years, decades? It’s a miracle that all BB does is to shake his head and murmur. We’ll know that he’s retiring the day he leaps over the podium and throttles one of these lunkheads.

  11. If anyone watched BB “A Football Life” on NFLN- you’ll see that he says he “doesn’t want to be coaching into his 70’s” like SOME of the greats before him… I believe 2018 will be his last

  12. When that day does come, I hope he walks to the podium and simply says “I’m on to Retirement” and walks away.

  13. ggreen657 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 1:14 pm
    Don Shula? Hahahahahahahahaha. Even Rex Ryan could coach a team with Dan Marino at quarterback for 18 years and win at least 1 Super Bowl. But all old man Shula can do is refer to Belichick as “Belicheat”. Way to go Don…you’ve got a lot of class. Most overrated coach EVER!
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    Imo Beiichick is the best ever and it’s not even close and I am a Dolphin fan. But let’s not let the truth get in the way of your obvious hurt. Shula is only stating fact and to say he is overrated is like saying Brady is a system QB. I don’t think you are a bad person or a stupid one just that you are little misinformed.

  14. magnumpimustache says:
    January 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    I love when ever Don Shula gets on camera and is asked about something about Belicheck and you can see how butt-hurt he is not even to be considered in the same category as the GOAT Bill Belicheck.
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    Don Shula most wins in football history.
    Only 2 losing seasons in +35 years of coaching….Belichick had 2 out of first 3
    Only coach to go undefeated in a season
    One of a couple of coaches that have taken multiple teams to super bowl
    One of a couple of coaches to take different qbs to super bowl
    Belichick…..one team one qb.

  15. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 30, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Don Shula most wins in football history.
    Only 2 losing seasons in +35 years of coaching….Belichick had 2 out of first 3
    Only coach to go undefeated in a season
    One of a couple of coaches that have taken multiple teams to super bowl
    One of a couple of coaches to take different qbs to super bowl
    Belichick…..one team one qb.
    ——————————

    Yet Belichick is still considered to be the better head coach. Rightfully so.
    Bill would have won 2 or 3 with Marino, at the least.

  16. Don Shula most wins in football history.
    Only 2 losing seasons in +35 years of coaching….Belichick had 2 out of first 3
    Only coach to go undefeated in a season
    One of a couple of coaches that have taken multiple teams to super bowl
    One of a couple of coaches to take different qbs to super bowl
    Belichick…..one team one qb.

    Don Shula…18 years with Dan Marino at quarterback and NEVER won a Super Bowl. Nothing more can be said. I just truly feel saddened for Marino to have had to play for this jealous stiff.

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