Bill Belichick passes on “talk radio” chatter that Patriots will sell at trade deadline

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The Patriots reportedly will listen to trade offers for “almost anyone,” as should every team. Some teams may become even more motivated to sell, if they lose this weekend.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked whether the Patriots will be “automatic sellers” at the trade deadline, if they lose to the Bills on Sunday.

“I think that’s what everyone is wondering, and kind of the talk-radio fodder,” the reporter said.

Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, here’s what Belichick said — following a long pause: “Yeah, well, I guess I just put it nicely and pass on the opportunity to get involved in talk radio. That’s really a tough one for me to say no to. But I’m going to say no to talk-radio questions. Thanks for asking, though. I appreciate the opportunity to get involved.”

That’s typical Bill. Even though the intense interest in his sport helps fuel an annual compensation package that may equal or exceed $20 million per year, he has no patience or appreciation for the intense interest or the vehicles that attract it.

Regardless, a loss on Sunday would drop the Patriots to 2-5, and it could make the Patriots inclined to sell off current assets in an effort to make the team better in 2021 and beyond.

13 responses to “Bill Belichick passes on “talk radio” chatter that Patriots will sell at trade deadline

  1. It’s a ritual that I think the locals actually enjoy. Some brave or foolhardy soul asks a question s/he knows Belichick will never answer, and Bill spends a few seconds pondering which of his non-answer answers he’ll give. This time he went with the #3 with extra sarcasm sauce.

  2. That’s typical Bill. Even though the intense interest in his sport helps fuel an annual compensation package that may equal or exceed $20 million per year, he has no patience or appreciation for the intense interest or the vehicles that attract it.

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    BB knows only one thing matters. Winning. Being patient with the media won’t keep him employed.

  3. What’ he supposed to say? “Yes! We’re dumping assets”? Then what happens – 1,000 additional questions about who, what, where, why?

  4. Belichick will do what he has always done, and that’s whatever he feels is in the best interest of his football team. Announcing to the media before hand what his plans are is definitely not in the best interests of the Patriots.

  5. Not a pats fan, but Bill Belichick’s interactions with media are one of the greatest parts of football.

  6. “Even though the intense interest in his sport helps fuel an annual compensation package that may equal or exceed $20 million per year, he has no patience or appreciation for the intense interest or the vehicles that attract it.”
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    No coach ever prolonged his career by catering to the media. The guys who do talk a lot do so because they like hearing their own voice. And nice touch not knowing what exactly he makes so just taking a wild guess that it “may” equal or exceed some number.

  7. So much for plugging in any QB to the ‘system’ – Brady WAS the system. As a head coach, Bill was sub – .500 pre-Brady and is now sub-.500 post Brady….speaks for itself as Brady at 43 is still crushing it.

  8. No longer having Brady Belicheck arrogant attitude wont be tolerated with the Media and especially with the players.It was Brady who smoothed things over with the Media and the Locker room Good Lucky Patriot Fans

  9. With a $175mil cap(or less) looming for next season every team should be looking to get rid of some of their huge cap hits!

  10. Football God says:
    October 30, 2020 at 11:03 am
    No longer having Brady Belicheck arrogant attitude wont be tolerated with the Media and especially with the players.It was Brady who smoothed things over with the Media and the Locker room Good Lucky Patriot Fans

    Brady hardly smoothed things over with the media last year. I guess you didn’t see Tom’s media sessions. He was quite the cranky QB. As he said – he was the most miserable 8-0 quarterback in the world…..or something to that affect.

  11. Chill_Mickelson says:
    October 30, 2020 at 11:00 am

    So much for plugging in any QB to the ‘system’ – Brady WAS the system. As a head coach, Bill was sub – .500 pre-Brady and is now sub-.500 post Brady….speaks for itself as Brady at 43 is still crushing it.
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    After week 1 everyone said Brady was “washed” and needed to retire, after week 2 Patriot fans all wanted to extend Newton on a 2-3 year deal, now Newton sucks and Brady is “crushing it”. Maybe see how the season plays out before we draw sweeping conclusions?

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