The New England Patriots will honor one of their eternals on Sunday in Foxborough, as Julian Edelman will receive a tribute on the same field he expertly manned for 11 seasons, then retired upon last summer.
While most of the region was likely looking ahead one week, past the Saints game and onto Tom Brady’s return to Gillette, the announcement of the Edelman ceremony certainly made us all pause and realize this week could turn out to be pretty special, too.
Since he was just a Patriot last year, Edelman still has plenty of friends in the building, from the dynasty years and beyond.
They’ll likely be pretty happy to see the Squirrel come back — yes, even the head honcho.
The best part about Edelman’s return? He won’t be doing it in a Buccaneers uniform!
That’s something Bill Belichick surely cherishes, even if he doesn’t want to admit it. The old ball coach’s press conference on Friday featured a sarcastic warning to Edelman mixed in with the usual gruffness and salutations.
No funny business when Julian Edelman returns to the Patriots this weekend.
Got it, coach. Jules will keep it buttoned up, we’re sure of it. No laughter of any kind that weekend.
Of course, Edelman went viral in recent weeks for unleashing his impression of what he thought Belichick would probably sound like after the tough Week 1 loss to Miami.
We even wrote about it. Hey, maybe coach is a reader!
Edelman, of course, saw Friday’s press clipping and knew instantly he’d been caught red-handed. Unfortunately, that means he’ll be entering the facility on Sunday shaking just a little bit, trying not to make another wrong move.
Tread lightly, No. 11. Tread extremely lightly.
Edelman has been churning out fresh internet content with regularity since his retirement, and surely has a long career in the media space ahead of him…somewhere. Could very well be his own brand.
Next time he does a Belichick impression, though, he might want to give it a fake, generic coach name, just so no one suspects what he’s really up to. Bill…Bel…yeah, just call it Bill Belichick. What can he do to him now, anyway?