Steve Belichick has received a lot of credit for the way the New England Patriots have played on defense this season, as it has been reported that he is operating as the team’s de facto defensive coordinator and is responsible for calling plays. While we don’t know for sure if that is the case, we do know that it is terrifying how much he sounds like his father Bill.
The younger Belichick spoke with the media recently about his football background and a few other things. If you closed your eyes while listening to the interview, there’s a legitimate chance you could have thought it was Bill.
Watching this video of New England Patriots safeties coach and Bill Belichick’s son, Stephen Belichick, is mesmerizing on both an audible and visual level pic.twitter.com/RoyxoLNcf2
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Bill Belichick is 67 and does not look like he is going to give up coaching anytime soon. There’s a belief that Steve being on the staff makes Bill even more likely to stick around well into his 70s, which is a terrifying thought for the rest of the NFL. The fact that the greatest coach of all time is grooming his 32-year-old son to be just like him should be even more frightening for the league.
In classic Belichickian fashion, Steve ended the interview when asked who has been calling the plays for the Patriots’ elite defense this season. His official title is safeties coach, but it’s clear he has had a big hand in things with Brian Flores having left for the Miami Dolphins.
We first heard about Steve eight or so years ago when he walked on with a college team, and he has been on Bill’s staff since 2012 and been a part of three Super Bowl championships. If he has influenced this year’s team in any way, the Patriots may continue to dominate the NFL for even longer than we thought.