With the backlash continuing from Sunday’s Super Bowl, Pats Linebacker Mike Vrabel is stepping up to his coaches defense. Bill Belichick continues to take a beating from the media for leaving the field early and not shaking the hand of winning coach Tom Coughlin. Belichick tried to give a defense for why he left early, but it seems that it has not helped all that much.
Now Vrabel is speaking out for the coach: “Their team was on the field, the photographers were on the field. I think Bill did what any coach would do. He graciously gave them the victory,” said Vrabel to the Boston Globe. “We’re not going to sit out there and steal their victory and celebration. What was Bill going to do? Pull all the photographers off? I think he gave all the credit to the Giants and I don’t think anyone was trying to disrespect them. Everybody [on the Patriots] was upset, but when all of those people were on the field, what’s Bill Belichick going to do to get them off?”
Well, I don’t know if these comments are going to help, but as more and more players come out in support of their coach, it may deflect the attention off the coach and onto the players that lost the game in the first place.