Bill Belichick Is The New Marshawn Lynch
Bill Belichick met with the media this morning to discuss Deflategate -- the only story that seems to matter in the football world with a week and a half to go until the Super Bowl -- and, predictably, had little to say. No one was expecting the man to wax poetic about the nature of media circle-jerks and/or give detailed explanations about his hurt pride in the wake of this scandal, but even for Belichick this presser was gruff and dissatisfying.
After delivering an opening statement in which he basically threw Tom Brady under the bus, Belichick opened the floor to questions, so to speak. He took the Marshawn Lynch route to answering them, however. "I've told you everything I know," he said, over and over. "I don't have an explanation" was another rejoinder. Then he left after 11 minutes.
WATCH: The full presser, here >
When Lynch "talks" to the media and answers every question with "I'm thankful" or "Yeah," he gets vilified. How did people react to Belichick's stonewalling this morning?
Most people made fun of him:
Basically Bill Belichick is like pic.twitter.com/Eod77EcYhX
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 22, 2015
"It was good execution." -- Bill Belichick
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 22, 2015
Bill Belichick: I've told you everything I know. McDonald's drive-thru: For the last time, which drink do you want with that meal?
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) January 22, 2015
Bill Belichick looks like he’s having as much fun right now as getting his wisdom teeth pulled without the anesthetic.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 22, 2015
Belichick: Talk to Tom, talk to the NFL. He stopped just short of saying "Talk to the hand."
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) January 22, 2015
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) January 21, 2015
Some reminded us that, ya know, this is Bill Belichick:
Thanks for enlightening us, Hood. I'm just shocked that a straight shooter like Bill Belichick would just shut down like that.
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) January 22, 2015
Some were convinced:
This may not be popular but did I believe Bill Belichick? Yes.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 22, 2015
Bill Belichick is being so categorical I have a hard time not believing him. He understands the consequences if he's found to be lying.
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) January 22, 2015
Having been disciplined for previous cheating, Bill Belichick seems to understand his legacy, perhaps HOF hopes diminished if culpable here.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) January 22, 2015
While still others remained skeptical:
We believed Lance Armstrong too RT @mortreport: This may not be popular but did I believe Bill Belichick? Yes.
— Samuel Njoku (@Ravens_Examiner) January 22, 2015
Is what Bill Belichick said about his knowledge of the process believable? Yes, absolutely. Still doesn't mean he isn't responsible.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 22, 2015
How can Bill Belichick posit himself as a master of details who works 26 hours a day and then claim ignorance on details?
— Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk) January 22, 2015
I have covered Belichick since 1994. No chance he is ignorant of the football-prep process. Zero. None.
— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) January 22, 2015
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