No team in the NFL is better at brushing off the media than the New England Patriots. If you’ve ever listened to a Patriots player give an interview, you might have noticed that they’ve perfected the art of saying a lot without actually saying anything at all.
Of course, that’s exactly how Bill Belichick wants it. The Patriots coach has basically mastered the art of brushing off the media. Every time he holds a press conference, Belichick deftly answers dozens of questions a day without actually answering them.
For instance, when Belichick was asked on June 6that Tom Brady suffered a concussion at some point during the 2016 season, here was his answer.
“We file injury reports every week. So I’m not sure when the next one’s due, probably sometime in September, but we’ll have one for you then,” Belichick said.
He was asked if Brady suffered a concussion, and as you can see, he answered without actually answering the question that was asked. Vintage Belichick.
Apparently, the reason the Patriots are so good at talking to the media is because they practice.
During a recent interview with PFT Live, former New England player Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton said the team actually takes time to work on dealing with members of the press.
“You get coached up every day on how to talk to the media,” Knighton said.
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