Bill Belichick isn’t above sarcastically jabbing a league official every now and then, but he doesn’t want to get into a war of words with another coach.
Asked Tuesday about Vikings coach Brad Childress’ comment that the Patriots are among the “all-time great signal stealers,” Belichick chose not to respond.
“Right now, we’re just trying to focus on the Vikings, to go and get
ready to play them,” Belichick said via Christopher Price of WEEI.com. “Not really worried about any other games that have
happened in the past or any ones that are coming up on the schedule.”
For reasons that we’d love to know more about, Childress seems to enjoy tweaking Belichick publicly. Chilly once called out Belichick for trying to persuade the Vikings not to make a waiver claim on a player. Childress also bragged last year about drafting Percy Harvin when he thought the Patriots were set to take him.
These two teams don’t have a long history against each other, but the Randy Moss trade and comments from Childress and Tom Brady gives it the feeling of a rivalry week.