Belichick Explains Why He Left the Field Early Sunday

Belichick 

In a move that many fans and media labled classless and just plain rude, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick defended himself in a conference call Tuesday as to why he left the field early on Sunday.  It was after that fourth down play that ended the Pats season and crowned the Giants champs that Belichick took off his headset, and then came onto the field with time remaning and then left the field quickly.

After a day of blacklash for doing it, it was now Belichick’s turn to tell the world what he was thinking after that last play and why he did what he did.  “I wasn’t really sure of the time,” Belichick said. “Everybody started on to the field and then I got over there and I wanted to congratulate Tom. I’ve been in that situation before after the game. I wanted to get over there and congratulate him and congratulate him on the championship. There really wasn’t much left at that point.”       

In the end, it will still be a move that will be discussed by fans, media and others that thought the move was a pretty tastless one considering his team was 18-0 and had a run unlike any other team really had in NFL history.  Next time Bill loses a game, maybe he’ll think about it more before he sprints off the field with all of America watching.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to NFL Gridiron Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

5 Responses to “Belichick Explains Why He Left the Field Early Sunday”

  1. Wasn’t aware of the time? That’s a cop-out. Belichick is classless as they come.

  2. Jesse says:

    My mother and father were defending him last night saying they would of left if they saw the clock run out. At least he didn’t blame the score keepers and clock workers who let the clock run to double zeros and then later put :03 back on the clock.

    I dislike the guy but I understand.

  3. Grandma Zepeda says:

    Even when the game’s over you never walk out on your team! I screamed about that when I saw it in the paper. He’s filled with madness and very unsportsmanlike.

    His players needed his support and role especially when he had the glory of winning every game! That’s sickening.

    -Guadalupe Zepeda, 88 yrs old.

  4. Steve says:

    Belichick is a mental defective, social rouge, whatever label you want to put on it, that’s what makes him such a great coach. These guys live for football, missing time with families, ruining childhoods, this is football not a popularity contest. Like permanently injured retired players, that’s the backlash of coaching life. He put the Pats in a position to win, 35 seconds to immortality.

    The Giants won that game on a fluke “Hail Mary” by no means did they get “Stomped”
    We still love em.
    5-2 favorite Superbowl
    See you next year

  5. Kyle Stack says:

    Fluke Hail Mary? Couldn’t it just be two very skilled, gutsy, and heads-up plays by Manning and Tyree?

    As for Belichick, man, he really is something else. I think the Lombardis and Landrys of the game would look unapprovingly at a coach who walks off the field before the game is over.