Pompous. Sanctimonious. Condescending.
These are just 3 of the many colorful words which have been used with regularity to describe Bill Belichick, aka. Belicheat, aka the Hoodie.
Spygate. Deflategate. The Ineligible Receiver shtick.
These are just some of the controversies that Belichick has been involved in during his 15 or so years in New England.
He has also presided over one of the biggest obstacles in the Ravens road to the Lombardi each and every year. But does all this make him the Coach I hate the most?
I must admit it is a tie for me. Because as much as I hate the New England Patriots, more of that hate is directed at Tom Brady, the inventor of the Tuck rule, and several other rules which have come into existence because Brady is a whiny little girl who can't take the heat.
So who does he tie with in my mind?
Most coaches, even those of our rivals, have some modicum of respect for the game and their opponents. Who do I feel does not? None other than Mike Tomlin, also known as the villian in trip-gate aka sideline-gate. Is that one action enough to make him on equal ground as Belichick? For me the answer is a resounding yes!
And there in lies the thing these coaches have in common: they think everyone else is dumb. They lie to our faces when their intentions are as clear as day. There is nothing worse than a condescending person, and both these coaches are precisely that.
Tomlin on tripgate:
My descriptions of my actions on that play are a lot of things -- embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal, a blunder, being many of the things I’d use to describe it. I take full responsibility for my actions on that play. I acknowledge that my actions unfortunately became part of the play. I also embrace that as head coaches, we’re held to the highest standards of conduct, and I realize that that blunder fell woefully short of that expectation. In that vein, I embrace the responsibilities that come with my position, and understand the repercussions from a blunder of that nature. I also understand that with my position comes the charge of preserving and protecting the integrity of the game of football. My biggest error was not realizing that that play jeopardized the integrity of the game from a perception standpoint."
Sorry, I don't buy it. Then again, what else is he supposed to say?
So there you have. Conniving, condescending coaches. Most hated by me and fans everywhere!