It may have taken awhile, but the usually calm and cool Bill Belichick has finally had enough of Matt Walsh, and he’s speaking out about it. In an interview on CBS’ Evening News, Belichick had some not so nice words about Walsh: â€œThereâ€™s not a lot of credibility,” Belichick said â€œYou know, heâ€™s tried to make it seem like weâ€™re buddies, and belong to the same book club and all. Thatâ€™s really a long, long stretch.”
Walsh has claimed all along that he knew what he was doing was wrong when he was videotaping other teams coaches signals, but of course he was just trying to be a team player for his employer. “When I was doing it, I understood what we were doing to be wrong,” Walsh said. â€œCoach Belichickâ€™s explanation for having misinterpreted the rules, to me, that really didnâ€™t sound like taking responsibility for what we had done, especially considering the great lengths that we had gone through to hide what we were doing.”
The Pats have paid dearly for their mistakes, with Belichick at the forefront. The team lost its first round draft pick, was fined $250,000, and Belichick was fined $500,000. Since that time though early in the season, Belichick has been pretty much quiet about Walsh and the situation, that is until this interview.
â€œFor him to talk about game-planning and strategy and play-calling and how he advised coordinators, itâ€™s embarrassing; itâ€™s absurd,” Belichick said. â€œHe didnâ€™t have any knowledge of football. He was our third video assistant.” Bill has claimed all along that he did not know who Walsh even was, and that he meant no wrong doing in taping other coaches.