Bill Belichick rattles off Patriots players who would have been good at lacrosse

AP

The Premier Lacrosse League debuted this weekend, with multiple games played at Gillette Stadium. The same Gillette Stadium where the Patriots play.

So it’s no surprise that Patriots coach and lacrosse aficionado Bill Belichick attended. It’s a mild surprise that he agreed to be interviewed by Paul Burmeister of NBC Sports.

Actually, Belichick was excellent — loose, open, chatty. Basically the same way everyone who knows him says that he is when he gets away from football.

“This is a lot more enjoyable,” he said about his experience on the sideline at his team’s home stadium. “I don’t have to worry as much about all the things that we have going on.”

Belichick played lacrosse in high school and for four years at Wesleyan.

“I love lacrosse,” Belichick said. “It’s a fun sport to play.” He focused on the flow of the game, the quick transitions from offense to defense to loose balls to unsettled situations, with the pace being “kind of like hockey.”

So which Patriots players would make good lacrosse players? Belichick dusted off a bit from three years ago regarding quarterback Tom Brady‘s suitable for goaltender, because he can’t run.

Belichick then rattled off names like Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty, adding that players like Tedy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Vrabel would have been great defensemen.

It was a great interview with Belichick. Check it out in the attached video.

12 responses to “Bill Belichick rattles off Patriots players who would have been good at lacrosse

  1. It was a great interview with Belichick.
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    All it takes is an interviewer who isn’t a complete fool who actually thinks he knows more about the game than belichick, or doesn’t repeatedly painfully simple questions, or doesn’t have an ambush ax to grind, or isn’t just a plain old ass. More should try it.

  2. This is news? I rated with watching paint dry Belicheat is an arrogant grumpy old dude with poor social skills…..but the fan base is the same so a match made in rudeness.

  3. Vasteelerfan says:
    June 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    This is news? I rated with watching paint dry Belicheat is an arrogant grumpy old dude with poor social skills…..but the fan base is the same so a match made in rudeness.
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    Your bitterness and derangement are noted. Thank you and good luck to you and the Bills.

  4. Thankfully there’s no stickwork involved to determine skill. It’s like Jalwn Ramsey being great at hockey except, you know… he can’t skate

  5. Vasteelerfan says:
    June 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm
    This is news? I rated with watching paint dry Belicheat is an arrogant grumpy old dude with poor social skills…..but the fan base is the same so a match made in rudeness.

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    As opposed to Mike Tomlin? Please child….

  6. Vasteelerfan says:
    June 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm
    This is news? I rated with watching paint dry Belicheat is an arrogant grumpy old dude with poor social skills…..but the fan base is the same so a match made in rudeness.

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    Bitter. Bitter. Bitter. Time to put the keyboard down and go play.

  7. Forget the story. Look at the hoodie and lament… Cry, scream and pound the table when you KNOW that he is not YOUR coach! Let’s GO!

  8. I sincerely hope that whenever the day arrives that BB retires, he writes a proper memoir where he waxes philosophic about football and whatever else interests him. The man is incredibly insightful and a genuine pleasure to listen to when he’s asked an honest, thoughtful question.

  9. I wonder if Belichick was any faster when playing at Wesleyan than Brady is.

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