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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bill Belichick: We’re not going to give minute-by-minute Tim Tebow updates

Tim-Tebow-PatriotsFor the second straight day on Wednesday, Bill Belichick refused to provide any detailed analysis or insight on the Tim Tebow signing. Belichick has made it clear right from the start that he is not going to feed the media with the Tebow information that they crave, which is sure to result in less buzz going forward.

On Tuesday at his introductory minicamp press conference, Belichick used a combination of about 10 words to answer a couple dozen questions about Tebow. The next day brought more of the same.

“I think everybody out there is pretty much in the same boat: just trying to get better day by day,” Belichick told reporters at practice on Wednesday. “Some guys are starting at different points; he’s obviously starting at a point different than where other players were. They’re all moving along. Guys that are out there are making progress. Guys that aren’t are doing what they can do and they’re falling behind.”

Belichick added that it is difficult to evaluate a player after one day — not that he would share his evaluation anyway — before taking a more clear stance regarding Tebow questions.

“Like I said, we’re not going to get into a minute-by-minute evaluation of a player,” he said. “I don’t think that’s the way to go, especially at this time of year.”

Eventually, most of the reporters will stop showing up. Tebowmania is certainly a real thing, but if the team’s coach won’t talk about him and Tebow isn’t allowed to speak to the media news stations and magazines are wasting their time and resources. Andy Hart of Patriots Football Weekly noted on Wednesday that there were a lot less cameras and reporters at Belichick’s press conference already. Make no mistake about it — Belichick will get his way when it comes to stopping the media frenzy.

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