Bill Belichick doesn’t like to banter to the press about fluffy topics, he grunts and snarls at those poor reporters who think so pink balloon-ish.
However, if you want to hear Belichick go on and talk about things that are passionate to him, he’ll give you a wealth of information.
Friday’s press conference Belichick effused his opinion of Jerod Mayo and the middle linebacker position.
"I think a lot of times rookies come in and they’re talented, they’re big and fast. They can run and chase the ball. But a lot of times, they’re just kind of running around out there.As they gain more experience and more understanding of the total defense, and where their teammates are and how things fit on different runs, they play with maybe a little more patience, maybe a little bit more recognition in terms of play-action passes and missed direction plays and things like that."
"Although Jerod is very good and has been very good at those. But I think certainly you get better...