With all the media hoopla that was stirred up over the postgame handshake between Lions coach Jim Schwartz and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Bill Belichick was asked whether or not the media dynamic around football has changed since he was with the Giants in the 1980s.
Belichick could have answered, but he stopped himself before launching into a dissertation.
"We don't have time for a long answer like that," Belichick said. "I don't know. Look, it's the way of the world, we're all living in it."
But do football fans suffer because of the, at times, sensationalized coverage?
"I don't know. You'll have to ask them," Belichick said. "Look I'm not here to solve the world's problems. I'm just trying to coach a football team, see if we can get ready to beat Pittsburgh and have a couple of productive days on the bye week. Those philosophical questions probably need to go to a much higher plane than the one I'm on. You're asking more than I have."
So in other words, it is what it is.