Bill Belichick doesn’t have much to say about Greg Schiano

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Patriots defensive coordinator Greg Schiano abruptly left the team last month. Beyond a statement that invited multiple layers and levels of speculation, no clear answers have emerged regarding his decision to step aside, just as he was returning to the NFL after a five-year absence.

During the annual pre-draft press conference, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the situation. In keeping with his nature when it comes to talking in public, Belichick didn’t have much to say.

We’re not talking about an unprecedented event here,” Belichick said regarding Schiano’s decision to leave, via Tom Curran of When asked a follow-up question about the plan for replacing Schiano, Belichick said, “Let’s stick with the draft.”

Although the departure of Schiano wasn’t unprecedented, the move was definitely unexpected. And, apart from the statement issued by Schiano, it likely will remain unexplained.

14 responses to “Bill Belichick doesn’t have much to say about Greg Schiano

  1. Dollars to donuts, Schiano was overwhelmed at the amount of work needed to succeed as a coach on that team.

    He realized he was way in over his head, panicked, and fled to the hills!

  2. Why do they bother asking him questions?? Just say “what would you like to tell us today Mr the King”

  3. Bill Belichick doesn’t have much to say about ____________________.

    There now. Save the above template and just fill in the blank.

  4. The consensus among the beat writers seems to be that there is no hidden, underlying reason. It was just about his family, like he said.

  5. Belichick never has much to say about anything. I’m sure he knows the inside story but doesn’t want to create more drama. He always leaves us wanting more. He still has never satisfactorily explained the Malcolm Butler benching in the Super Bowl

  6. Maybe after he retires he’ll answer ALL the reporters questions. Until then…..

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