Bill Belichick: Sam Darnold couldn’t get better coaching than he’s getting

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Jets head coach Adam Gase doesn’t have many supporters in his own backyard, but he got a positive review from one of his peers on Wednesday.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked about Jets quarterback Sam Darnold during his Wednesday press conference. Belichick had praise for the third-year starter as well as the way he’s being prepared to play.

“I don’t think there’s any shortage of talent there or playmaking ability. . . . He’s an athletic guy that has great size, big arm, hard to tackle in the pocket, good prospect, and he’s being well coached. . . .  I don’t think he could get better coaching than where he is at,” Belichick said, via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.

Gase is 9-22 over two seasons as Jets head coach heading into this Sunday’s game against the Patriots. That’s widely expected to be his final game with the Jets, but the Patriots do need a quarterbacks coach with Jedd Fisch off to the University of Arizona and Gase was on Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ staff with the Broncos.

If nothing should materialize on that front, Belichick’s words might help Gase in a bid for a job elsewhere.

27 responses to “Bill Belichick: Sam Darnold couldn’t get better coaching than he’s getting

  1. Well I had heard that the patriots has planned on bringing in Gase has the new QB coach so I am not surprised Bill thought this way

  2. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    December 30, 2020 at 9:39 am
    Belecheck is no longer relevant without Brady in his corner.

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    So by the same logic, I guess McDermott is just a guy and Allen is the reason for the Bills success this year

  3. And Kyle Shanahan isn’t relevant without Jimmy Jimmy Garoppolo…

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    cancerman2020 says:
    December 30, 2020 at 9:47 am
    buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    December 30, 2020 at 9:39 am
    Belecheck is no longer relevant without Brady in his corner.

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    So by the same logic, I guess McDermott is just a guy and Allen is the reason for the Bills success this year

  4. Giving up on Darnold to draft Fields would be a mistake, and a downgrade at the position. He’s not the reason that the team has been a dumpster fire during his tenure.
    There would be no shortage of takers if the Jets put him on the market, and Belichick would no doubt pounce on the opportunity if they do the truly dumb thing and trade him within the division.

  5. Translation: We don’t want Adam Gase nor Sam Darnold. Please stay where you are, thus guaranteeing 2 conference wins.

  6. “Belecheck is no longer relevant without Brady in his corner.”

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    Right. His 300+ wins and 45 year career in the league plus 8 Super Bowl rings aren’t relevant any longer. Ok.

    Also, who is “Belecheck?”

  7. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    December 30, 2020 at 9:39 am
    Belecheck is no longer relevant without Brady in his corner.

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    Relevant to you apparently

  8. Gase is a very good coach, Jets would be foolish to fire him, look how hard they are playing for him, forget the overall record.

  9. Right. His 300+ wins and 45 year career in the league plus 8 Super Bowl rings aren’t relevant any longer. Ok.

    Also, who is “Belecheck?”
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    All with Brady. McDermott was relevant until Allen arrived and started winning

  10. To me Belichick’s comments have less to do with Gase than Darnold. His ‘analysis’ of Darnold makes me think he is giving Darnold’s agent a hint that he is interested in getting him in NE…

  11. Within next 2 years, Belichick will be exposed and people will realize that he is not a HC material.

    Currently Patriots offense is ranked at #28, typical basement dweller.

    Just imagine where Patriots would be now if Patriots offense was among top 10.

    That is what Brady did in 2001 and 2002 with similar squad.

  12. Belichick is relevant forever just on modern era cap management alone. Brady is legendary, and he was the most massively important piece to have as an anchor for 20 years, but you don’t win that regularly and for that long without Belichick and his crazily disciplined methods. He got 2 decades of “buy in” from everyone. Mike Tomlin has individuals thinking it’s ok to dance on logos and post Facebook videos during his locker room speeches while they don’t listen.

    Rosters completely turned over between the early 2000 run, the 2010ish super bowl visits, and the final great run at the end of that decade. No one, and no team will ever duplicate 13 AFC Championship games with 8 in a row, and 9 visits to the SuperBowl, winning 6 times.

    Belichick is at the top of the mountain with regard to modern era coaching success. Don’t think for a second that this past season changes that fact.

  13. “but you don’t win that regularly and for that long without Belichick and his crazily disciplined methods. ”
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    turkeycreekjackjohnson,

    You reverse the logical order.

    The following are the results and reasons, from results to reasons. Reverse the list., then replace ‘Belichick’ by ‘his coach’.
    #1, Belichick became a genius who created a magical system and culture.
    #2 A, players are willing to follow the instructions and disciplines by coaches.
    #2 B, players are willing to take less money to play for Pats.
    #3, Pats had good chance winning SB, at least making to AFCCG.
    #4, Belichick could spend a lot on PAPER TIGER defense every year. (meaning, can’t carry the load in playoff).
    #5, Belichick didn’t have to pay lot on the offense that played better than Peyton, Rodgers, and Brees in playoff.
    #6, Brady could turn cheap receivers into play makers, especially in playoff.

  14. All with Brady. McDermott was relevant until Allen arrived and started winning

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    Exactly how was MCDermott relevant before Allen?

  15. People took this as Belichick praising Gase. I think it’s a shot more at Darnold. He’s not very good.

  16. Can’t believe that so many people believe that the reason Brady could turn cheap receivers into play makers is because Belichick is very cheap.

    Bill O’Brien pulled a Belichick and became an idiot.

    and people talk like other coaches don’t want to discipline their players.

    What kind of thinking process is this?

  17. BTW, Brady’s dink n dunk saved tons of money for Belichick to build defense.

    and those who complain about Peyton’s defense, Rodgers defense, Brees defense, they talk like those QB are born idiots.

    For god sake, is it an obvious question why Belichick could spend so much on defense but still have top 10 offense in last 19 years?

    and now without Brady, the offense suddenly dropped from top 10 to one of the worst in the league, and people still talk about Belichick’s magic system. Unbelievable.

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