Bill Belichick is typically a very cool and collected guy. Although, the legendary New England Patriots Head Coach is very stern and has his moments of frustration, very rarely have we seen him completely blow his top off on the field, let alone off it. But the NFL got to see a different side of the Super Bowl defending head coach.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Belichick was not too pleased to hear that some NFL team owners shot down the idea of adding more endzone and sideline cameras. Belichick was so angry that he even let out a few words that my mom would probably still slap me for, ’til this day, if I even looked like I wanted to repeat them.
Schefter told ESPN:
“They were in a meeting the other day with Dean Blandino, the head of the officials,” Schefter said on ESPN’s Olbermann, “and Bill Belichick got up there, and in profane language, told the NFL, ‘We spend money to send the Pro Bowl to Brazil, we spend money to go overseas to London, but we can’t spend money to have four cameras in the end zone, four cameras to help determine the correct call in the end zone on certain plays?’ He went off, and the way it was explained to me, from people in the room at the time, they were laughing at it because his language was so profane and because he was so incensed about it, and the NFL didn’t know how to handle it. But the bottom line is, they did not introduce the four cameras in the end zone, they thought right now it’s too cost-prohibitive for the NFL even, and they don’t know how to do it. They’ll probably continue to look at this, but Bill Belichick left these owners’ meetings not particularly happy.”
That would’ve made for good television. Long story short, the NFL will not be adding more cameras as of right now. Sorry, Bill.