Bill Belichick gives former assistant Brian Flores funny greeting at coaches breakfast
Bill Belichick often appears as though he would rather be undergoing a root canal than answering mundane questions from the media about his football team, so it’s safe to assume the annual NFL coaches breakfast is not his favorite event. On Tuesday, the future Hall of Famer all but confirmed that.
One of the first people Belichick greeted at the breakfast was Brian Flores, a former assistant of his who is now the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. The exchange between the two was very brief, but Belichick managed to get his point across.
“This is the fun part,” Bill Belichick says while greeting Brian Flores during the NFL’s coaches’ breakfast on Tuesday in Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/25lhCTfs2E
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Flores was part of Belichick’s staff in New England for about 15 years, so he’s very familiar with the coach’s sarcasm. That was one of very few smiles we saw from Belichick, who appeared just as annoyed with the media on Tuesday as we have seen him in the past following tough losses. When asked about Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, Belichick said he has already addressed it and is not going to comment on talk that the star tight end could potentially return midseason.
Belichick was asked about the possibility of Gronkowski returning at midseason: "Not dealing in hypothetical questions."
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Pressed for more of his thoughts on the offseason thus far, Belichick basically told reporters to take a chill pill.
Bill Belichick pitching a very complete performance during his meeting with the media at the owner's meetings.
Belichick: "Hypothetical questions. I don't really know the answer to any of those."
More Belichick: "It's March. We'll see how it goes."
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) March 26, 2019
Belichick may have just won his sixth title with the Patriots, but he clearly hasn’t lost his edge. He’ll occasionally open up with a funny joke here and there, but the coaches breakfast in March is apparently not the place for that.