Patriots HC Bill Belichick had zero interest in talking to Ordway, Merloni and Fauria on WEEI after losing to the Texans.
Look, it’s been a tough road for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in 2020, though he continues to pace neck and neck with his old QB Tom Brady in their ongoing reputation contest.
The Pats are 4-6, and came right up to the edge of getting back into the playoff race by defeating the waterlogged Ravens, only to fall flat on their faces this week against the 2-7 Houston Texans.
In his usual radio spot on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria this week, Belichick clearly had no patience for the typical line of questioning. This might’ve been the loss that broke him, or it might’ve just been another Monday, without a Cincinnati to be “on” to this time around.
When asked if it was “fair to say” that replacing Rex Burkhead would be tough, a somehow-gruffer-than-usual Belichick responded, after a lengthy pause, “Yeah, Rex does a lot of things for us. Sure does. Four-down player.”
Burkhead, of course, was still stuck in Houston while the rest of the Patriots traveled home. It was a devastating injury upon first impact, and may very well end his Pats career. He probably deserved a more mellifluous eulogy than that from his head coach? Alas.
Belichick wasn’t done with his muted histrionics, though. The hosts attempted to share a lighter moment with the beloved coach, asking if he’s ever spent a single Thanksgiving in his life not thinking about the game of football.
His uproarious response? “……………No.”
Got it! Enjoy your turkey!
Luckily, Burkhead himself had a lot more to say about his injury this week, and we’re sure he will be back in 2021 at full strength. Glad he was here to break his own news, since his head coach didn’t seem willing to.
First the Harbaugh Handshake Snub, and now this. It’s been a moody month for Belichick.
Listening to Belichick after a win is nice, but listening to him after a loss is downright reaffirming. He sounds like every ornery Patriots fan put on the spot the day after the devastation, and it’s basically the one thing that hasn’t changed this year.