Bill Belichick was called out by Shannon Sharpe last night for blowing off a post-game interview with CBS. When he spoke to the media today, Belichick went out of his way to let everyone know he will be back next year ahs the head coach of the Patriots.
“I’ll be here,” Belichick said, via WEEI.com. “You’ll have to deal with me again next year. I know that’s disappointing for a lot of you. Until I’m told otherwise, I plan on being here.”
No one asked him, or even thought his job was in any sport of jeopardy but Belichick let us know anyways. It may have been his way of apologizing to the media for being such a salty guy, the way your your dad never actually says anything really mushy to you but the feeling of love is shown through an awkward silence and a shoulder pat.
That’s really the way Belichick has been with the media every since he became a head coach way back in the 90’s with the Browns. However after his little “moment” with the media, it was back to business for the coach, who said the Patriots are already thinking about next year.
He also didn’t make any excuses as to why he’s not coaching in the Super Bowl this year.
“That’s the NFL. The last game, you play a game this time of year, you’re either [in] euphoria or it’s a crash landing. And for us yesterday, it was a crash landing. A year ago at this time, it was the other feeling,” Belichick said. “It’s one or the other. There’s no in between and there’s certainly no soft landing. The season is suddenly [over]. The season that is very much alive and with great hopes and expectations and energy suddenly crashes and it’s over. That’s the way it is and way it’s going to be for every team but one this year. That’s the NFL. It’s not going to change. That’s the way it is. Unfortunately, that’s where we were last night. That’s where we are today. It’s stopped. It’s over. We’re onto next year.”
But Belichick isn’t going anywhere, and it really didn’t even deserve mention. It’s a pretty safe assumption that he’s earned the right to stay in the Patriots job as long as he wants to, and we’ll probably have to pry the job for his cold dead hands.