Bill Belichick is famous for his short, sharp answers when he’s asked about anything that doesn’t directly relate to his football team. The New England Patriots coach has his team in first place in the AFC East, even without Tom Brady. This makes him quite unpopular with fans of the division rival Buffalo Bills.
With the two teams set to square off next Monday (December 6), Belichick was asked about his thoughts on the Bill’s Mafia by Greg Hill of WEEI. As usual, he was short and to the point. Given his 35-7 lifetime record against Buffalo, one wouldn’t expect him to elaborate much further.
“They definitely don’t like me,”
Buffalo is currently chasing the Pats for first place in the division. The Bills are a half game behind New England. The Patriots boast a record of 8-4. Buffalo is 7-4. The division lead will be on the line when the teams face off.
Buffalo defeated the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night to set up the showdown with the Patriots. New England is on a six-game winning streak. During that run, they’ve outscored their opponents by an average of 25 points.
While dominating the division is nothing new to Bill Belichick, Bills fans think it’s their turn. Their team will have a chance to prove it on Monday. The Patriots coach has no designs on passing the torch just yet.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano believes Bill Belichick is the front-runner for the NFL’s coach of the year. He believes the team finds different ways to win. The head coach is, of course, responsible for the team’s post-Brady success.
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