Belichick on Walsh: “He Didn’t Have Any Knowledge of Football”


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: “There’s not a lot of credibility,” Belichick said “You know, he’s tried to make it seem like we’re buddies, and belong to the same book club and all. That’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. “Coach Belichick’s explanation for having misinterpreted the rules, to me, that really didn’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.

“For him to talk about game-planning and strategy and play-calling and how he advised coordinators, it’s embarrassing; it’s absurd,” Belichick said. “He didn’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.

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