Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/22/13
Watching Bill Belichick address the media is something that’s rivaled only by watching paint dry, but apparently there are quite a few people with a strong desire to watch paint dry nowadays. Brian Billick isn’t one of them. Billick, an NFL analyst who spent nine seasons coaching the Ravens from 1999 to 2007, doesn’t see what all the fuss is about when it comes to Belichick’s handling of the media. Yet the Patriots coach has taken some heat since New England lost to Baltimore in the AFC Championship on Sunday, largely because he refused to conduct a postgame interview with CBS following the defeat. The most vocal opponent of Belichick’s refusal is CBS analyst and former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe, who labeled Belichick a “poor sport” and who called the coach’s postgame actions “unacceptable.” Billick, however, thinks everyone needs to relax. “Let this thing go, guys,” Billick said in a video on FOXSports. com. “This is the way he rolls, this is what he’s about.  I want you to take the clip from last year’s AFC championship game where they won and look at his postgame news conference, then I want you to look at the one he did [Sunday], turn the sound off, and look at the two.  It’s the same thing.  This is what this guy’s about.  It’s what he’s about.  It’s his personality.  It’s not going to change.  You can’t fault the guy for being true to his personality.  And when he does finally say something, we rip him for not saying something interesting, he says the same thing. . . .  Quit ripping him for being who he is.” Belichick hasn’t changed his demeanor throughout his entire career, and that has opened him up to plenty of criticism over the years. With that in mind, it’s probably safe to assume he’s OK with Billick’s “take me or leave me” approach. Vote: Does Bill Belichick mistreat the media? >> Click here to hear Shannon Sharpe’s comments about Bill Belichick >> Click here to read John Harbaugh’s comments about Bill Belichick >>

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Aaron Judge chips tooth in postgame celebration

Odell Beckham Jr. wants to be NFL's highest-paid player

John Elway confirms Broncos were interested in Tony Romo

Mike Tomlin: 'Consequences' for Steelers in Bell's absence

Clay Helton says OJ Simpson would not be allowed at USC practice

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

It’s ‘obvious’ Panthers have ‘big plans’ for Christian McCaffrey?

Kyle Shanahan claps back at Matt Ryan

The Astros are going from really good to possibly great

John Harbaugh: Ravens exploring signing Kaepernick

Bryce Harper blames ejection, meltdown on pregame playlist

Defining Darvish: Is a deadline deal looming?

The 'Old Tom Brady is still the Ol' Tom Brady' quiz

BIG3 Week 6: Should we begin the MVP discussion as we head to Dallas?

Three Up, Three Down: Adrian Beltre is a national treasure

The 10 craziest NFL offseason stories

Box Score 7/27: USMNT brings home the Gold Cup

The 'Cooperstown: The New Class' quiz

For the revitalized Pirates, trade deadline has newfound meaning

Every MLB team's best and worst deadline trade from the last 25 years

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

Box Score 7/26: Nothing but grand slams

The most memorable moments from the class of 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

BIG3 Week 6: Should we begin the MVP discussion as we head to Dallas?

The 'Old Tom Brady is still the Ol' Tom Brady' quiz

The 10 craziest NFL offseason stories

For the revitalized Pirates, trade deadline has newfound meaning

The 'Cooperstown: The New Class' quiz

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker