Patriots say Belichick can get excited too


Patriots say Belichick can get excited too

FOXBORO -- One wears a hooded sweatshirt and speaks to the media flatly. The other likes to surf and is enthusiasm personified.

Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll probably could not be more different in terms of their public personas. Carroll, as New England fans may remember from his three seasons here as head coach in the late 1990s, is perhaps the most excitable coach in the NFL. Belichick is not.

Though one might be hard-pressed to find any Belichick quote that includes the words "pumped" or "jacked," he does get excited from time to time. Seriously. He just does it in his own way, according to Vince Wilfork.

"Bill is old fashioned," Wilfork said Thursday. "Bill is laid back. Everybody have their own way of showing emotion or how they coach or how they play. It's just different. I try not to try to compare guys. It's different, but it's very exciting to see when you do something well that your teammates and your coaches get excited. Bill done that before. He done that before."

Belichick's baseline for emotional expression may be set a tad lower than Carroll's, but Wilfork said that when the Patriots coach is excited, it can give the team a boost.

"He might not show a lot on TV, but he'll come to the bench, high five us, tell us a good job, stuff like that," Wilfork said. "It's always exciting to have a coach who'll give you recognition on a play or certain thing that you do that you practice so much for and you finally get it right . . . We do that around here."

Police report values Brady's stolen jersey at $500,000

Police report values Brady's stolen jersey at $500,000

TMZ got a hold of the Houston Police Department’s report for the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey. In it, Brady’s jersey, which went missing in the locker room following the Patriots’ comeback win over the Falcons, is valued at $500,000. 

Some highlights from the police report:

- The item is listed as a “Shirt/Blouse/T-Shirt.” 

- The theft is marked as not being a hate crime. 

- Maybe this was filled out in a rush, but there were some real struggles with apostrophes. Twice in the summary, the Patriots are referred to as “the Patriot’s.” In the second occurrence, “Patriots’” is written as “Patriot’s.” Weird. 

Following is the summary and below is the report, per TMZ:  

On 2/05/17, the City of Houston hosted Super Bowl LI in the NRG Stadium. Shortly after winning the game, New England Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady noticed his game jersey missing from his locker in the Patriot’s designated locker room. 

Belichick changes the name of his boat to 'VII Rings'

Belichick changes the name of his boat to 'VII Rings'

That didn't take long. A couple weeks after his team beat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Bill Belichick's boat was spotted bearing the name "VII Rings."

Belichick rode around in "V Rings" in the years after the Patriots beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl since by that point he'd racked up three titles with the Patriots and two with the Giants as defensive coordinator. When the Patriots beat the Seahawks two years ago, he moved on to "VI Rings."

Belichick recently donated a 24' Grady White vessel to Sail Newport, a Rhode Island non-profit, for use "as a support and safety vessel for all of our instructional programs and regattas," said Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport. But Belichick has "VII Rings" to help him enjoy whatever days off he's afforded himself before he gets started on his preparations for 2017.