Bill Belichick: George Kittle is “as good as anybody” I’ve seen

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Some would call Rob Gronkowski the greatest tight end in the history of the game. It’s hard to argue he’s not one of the best ever with his four All-Pro nods, three Super Bowl rings and a spot on the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Gronkowski played nine seasons for Bill Belichick in New England.

Belichick, though, couldn’t stop raving about 49ers tight end George Kittle on Monday.

“Kittle is a great player,” Belichick said, via Nick Wagoner of ESPN. “He does everything well. I’d put him right at the top of the league there, period. His ability to run, catch, get open, after the catch, block, he does everything at a high level. He’s as good as anybody that I’ve coached or as good as anybody that we’ve played against.”

Kittle owns the record for most receiving yards by a tight end in his first three NFL seasons (2,945) and the record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a season (1,377). He has 30 catches for 380 yards and two touchdowns this season.

“If you pay too much attention to him, he creates opportunities for some of their other outstanding players,” Belichick said. “And if you don’t pay enough attention to him, then he can kill you. So he’s in a great system. He’s a great player. I don’t think there’s a tight end in the league, and we’ve seen a lot of good ones and had a lot of good ones, but I don’t think there’s anybody in the league that does everything overall as well as he does. He just really doesn’t have any weak points at all. Just outstanding at every phase of the game.”

8 responses to “Bill Belichick: George Kittle is “as good as anybody” I’ve seen

  1. touchback6 says:
    October 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm
    He’s not wrong and he doesn’t have fumbleitis like Kelce.
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    9 fumbles in 110 career games is fumbleitis?!? Lol. Why let the facts get in the way…

  2. Belichick is so bitter that Brady and Gronk would rather finish their careers elsewhere, so he feels the need to be spiteful. How about a little gratitude instead?

  3. Belichick is so bitter that Brady and Gronk would rather finish their careers elsewhere, so he feels the need to be spiteful. How about a little gratitude instead?

    Really? And what gratitude has Brady and Gronkowski given Belichick….especially Gronk. He has not even shown respect to Belichick….much less gratitude!

  4. Of course he is going to heap praise on Kittle who plays for him now that Gronks gone. He would be a fool not to.

  5. Of course he is going to heap praise on Kittle who plays for him now that Gronks gone. He would be a fool not to.
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    This post is so wrong. Even P6 would not be this wrong and that is saying a lot.

  6. Belichick isn’t going to talk about Gronkowski when the Patriots have the 49ers coming up. The Pats and Bucs play next season. If Gronk’s still with the Bucs, wait and see Belichick talk about him then as a God among men.

    Belichick always lavishes praise on the standout players with the upcoming opponent. This is not new. His strong compliments of Garoppolo and Kittle have zero to do with Brady or Gronkowski.

    And don’t forget that if Belichick did start praising Brady and Gronk when they’re not the upcoming opponent, some would claim it was tampering.

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