Patriots head coach Bill Belichick mic’d up? We need this.
It was an unhappy Sunday for everyone in New England Patriots land. The team’s 18-12 loss to the Denver Broncos was the first under Bill Belichick in which the defense did not allow a touchdown. The offense looked terrible. The Patriots are under .500 this late in the season for the first time in 18 years.
But if we have one positive takeaway from Week 6, it’s Belichick’s performance while he was mic’d up during the game. Forget about the poor execution, the drops, the fumbles, the interceptions, all of it.
Belichick was out there letting his voice be heard to his players, the refs, and, I guess you could say, Broncos coach Vic Fangio.
Reminding Ryan Izzo about a practice drill is low-key savage. But seriously, just tuck the ball away, man. That drive could’ve changed everything. Instead, the Broncos stole the momentum, and you could see how frustrated Belichick was. Don’t be surprised if he trades for a new tight end within the next couple weeks!
And how about that “come on, man!” he said to the ref after Newton was tackled from behind on a play-action when he didn’t have the ball. Dammit, Scott!
But wait, it gets better.
The refs really weren’t giving the Pats a break. Newton couldn’t have more clearly broken the plane on that play for the touchdown, and you could see how fed up Belichick was as he impatiently grabbed the challenge flag from his sock and flung it right in front of the refs. Epic throw.
After a long, hard day at work that featured a smash-mouth battle on the field, Belichick would have something to say to Broncos head coach Vic Fangio after this one, right? “Yeah…”
I guess we can’t blame him. There really wasn’t much to say after losing to six field goals.