Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/21/13

Bill Belichick’s reputation for being a poor sport precedes him, but that didn’t stop Shannon Sharpe from calling out the coach after the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. According to NFL on CBS host James Brown, Belichick declined an interview with the network following New England’s 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Sharpe unloaded on Belichick for the poor show. “There’s something to be said about being gracious in defeat,” Sharpe said. “We’ve seen the New England Patriots five times in the last 12 years be victorious. And we’ve seen the opposing coaches that lost come out and talk to our Steve Tasker. Coach Cowher did it when [the Steelers] lost to them. We saw this last week [when the Patriots beat the Texans]. “Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots. You can’t be a poor sport all the time. You’re not gonna win all the time. And he does this every time he loses. It is unacceptable.” Sharpe is absolutely correct with his analysis. Belichick has been doing this for years. He ditched his interview with NBC after losing the Super Bowl to the Giants last year, and he grabbed a referee after being upset following a Patriots loss to the Ravens earlier this season. Belichick was the only coach who blew off the media at owners meetings in 2011. He skipped handshakes when he was coaching the Cleveland Browns. Belichick is just a poor sport who doesn’t like to lose or work with the media. He does make the Patriots unlikable. What Belichick needs to realize is that you can’t win all the time, so it is important to be somewhat gracious in defeat. As for Sharpe, though his analysis of Belichick was right on, he needs to work on his balance. I don’t recall him saying anything about Peyton Manning declining an interview with CBS last weekend, nor did he say anything about his brother, Sterling, being inaccessible to the media during his career. Video via The Big Lead, transcription via Pro Football Talk The post Shannon Sharpe rips Bill Belichick for skipping postgame interview appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Bill Belichick ditched interview with NBC after Super Bowl loss Bill Belichick Cusses Out Derrick Mason (Video) Bill Belichick grabs referee after Patriots lose

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

15 key questions for NFL Week 11

Jameis Winston: Uber driver’s ‘accusation is false’

Russell Wilson couldn't talk, was on liquid diet for days due to nearly broken jaw

NFL owner reached out to Adam Silver about commissioner job?

‘Still OKC’ Kevin Durant: ‘Ain’t no such thing’ as loyalty

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Leonard Fournette’s ankle is ‘still not right’

Vontaze Burfict confirms report of alleged provocation by refs

Trade targets for each MLB team

Miami's famed turnover chain creator previously banned from interacting with UNC athletes

Jerry Jones: It’s ‘madness’ to think he’s not looking out for NFL’s best interests

A (relatively) simple summary of the Shohei Ohtani situation

The 'An I, Tonya for an eye (or knee)' quiz

Should the Broncos make Tyrod Taylor their next quarterback?

15 mid-majors you need to know before you hear about them in March

NCAA college football 2017 Week 12 predictions

NFL Week 11 predictions

Follow Ben Simmons as he leads us to the NBA's unknown future

The Saints flipped the script to revive their season

The 15 best and 15 worst MLB signings of the last decade

The 'It's a major award!' quiz

Vikings' unnecessary quarterback conundrum is Mike Zimmer's doing

Time to admit the Blues are good, but can they be great?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Chris Paul dials up his rehab

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.

15 mid-majors you need to know before you hear about them in March

The 'An I, Tonya for an eye (or knee)' quiz

Should the Broncos make Tyrod Taylor their next quarterback?

The 15 best and 15 worst MLB signings of the last decade

The 'It's a major award!' quiz

Follow Ben Simmons as he leads us to the NBA's unknown future

The Saints flipped the script to revive their season

NFL Week 11 predictions

NCAA college football 2017 Week 12 predictions

The 'Kings of the hill' quiz

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