Usually, when we watch Bill Belichick talk during press conferences, it annoys me. It’s part of your job, get over it and stop acting like a kid who doesn’t want to go to church.
But when he grumbles at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings, it’s kind of satisfying. I mean, the Patriots had won their last five games over the Vikings, which means that hasn’t happened since Dennis Green was the coach of the Vikings twenty-two years ago!
So listening to Belichick rant after the game this morning and watching it over and over on SportsCenter this morning was strangely satisfying!
Enjoy it with me, here are some excerpts from his postgame press conference following the Vikings’ 33-26 win on Thanksgiving night…
Q. How disappointing was the kickoff return starting in the third quarter?
A: What about him?
Q: What was Jefferson’s production, he’s just an elite player. Could you have done more there?
A: He’s not the only good receiver we’ll see this year. Yes, he is a good player, no doubt about it.
Q: Did you get any explanation for the hunt Henry the Hunter overcame?
A: Why don’t you go up to the officials with your pool reporter and ask them about the play and have them explain it to you. Don’t you? Thank you very much.
Q: Their opening disc, they’ve had some success opening discs. They were showing you things they didn’t show in the movie. What did you see at the opening?
Answer: Yes, he converted to 3rd place, received a penalty. Yes, I say it again, they are a good team. Give them credit.
I love it!
Q: Have you been surprised by some of the mistakes you’ve made so far this season?
A: Yes. This is the NFL. They have good players, they make plays. Good players have come to us, we are playing a few games. I do not know
And the final scene… THE BEST!
Aj Mansour is a member of The Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN and works for iHeartMedia and the Vikings Radio Network. He is also a senior writer for VikingsTerritory.com. For the latest Viking news and great insights, be sure to follow him on social media – @AjKFAN