Patriots’ Coach, Bill Belichick, isn’t one for extensive conversations. As a reporter, you’re actually happy when he gives you more than three words. With the recent Patriot acquisition of former Steeler, James Harrison, one would think Belichick would have some pretty good thoughts on how Harrison can contribute to the Super Bowl run, but in true Belichick fashion, he was quiet… short,
How would you describe James Harrison‘s playing style?
“He’s played outside linebacker for the Steelers. We’ll see how it goes.”
Is there carryover from what they asked him to do and what he could do for your team?
“Yeah, I don’t know. We’ll start working with him and see how it goes.”
What are your thoughts on his career?
How much of a factor did his experience in big games play a role in the decision to sign him?
“Yeah, we can’t control any of that.”
You guys have a lot of experience playing against him. Is the process different when bringing in a guy like that as opposed to someone with less experience?
“Every player is different.”
Do you put any stock into the fact that he could provide valuable intelligence given his familiarity with the Steelers and their system?
“Well, we’re playing the Jets this week. I don’t really know what that has to do with it. Maybe I’m missing something. I don’t know.”
What about looking ahead to any possible matchups in the playoffs?
“Well, we play the Jets this week.”
It’s almost hilarious that Belichick really doesn’t care about giving the media any story or insight on his organization. One thing I have learned about Belichick is if you want a story from him, ask him specifically about football and game action, he pretty much gives you an expanded answer, anything other than that, I hope your story doesn’t rely on quotes from him.