New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is prepared for another NFL season. He has been coaching in the league for very long and looks like he doesn’t have retirement on his mind yet.
During a recent interview with reporters, Belichick spoke about his possible retiremenet in 2021. What he said was completely a Belichick-answer: “Yeah, I am just trying to get ready for Miami. I don’t know. Long-term for me would be Sunday.”
This offseason, the NFL faced a lot of challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic. To add to that, the Patriots underwent quite a lot of roster changes as well. When asked to talk about the challenges that the team faced this offseason, Belichick was more open to sharing and explained:
“I think these guys really handled things very professionally. They understood the things that they needed to do, both individually and what we need to do as a team. There are a lot of new policies, protocols, just the daily routine. Things changed quite a bit from on what guys around here have been used to and guys that were new coming in, maybe didn’t know what our routine was but they had to adapt to a routine that was different from wherever it was they came from. So, that includes the coaches and all the other support people and so forth.
” A lot of things we adjusted as we went. We made some changes from the first day and couple days and first week and so forth, so it’s very much of an ongoing process. And that may occur now too, as we get into the regular season. We’ve tried to take what we did in training camp and modify it so that we can be efficient in the regular season, but might have to do that too, but I think that the staff, not just the coaching staff, but the entire staff that, you know, whether it’s handling on our food or equipment or the training room so forth… and then obviously the players.
“They’ve all been very professional, handled things well. Made adjustments. Sometimes, not easy adjustments or sometimes things needed to be done very quickly, because we recognize a situation needed to be adjusted or fixed, so they reacted and got those things done. So, I think we’ve been in a pretty good place; we’ve gotten a lot done. And we still have a lot more to do. We’re not where we would normally be at this time of year but I don’t think anybody else is either. So, we’ll just have to see all that plays out here once we start competing with other teams on the field, but I couldn’t ask for any more than, you know what everybody’s given us to this point and it’s all the way across the board.”
Make sure to tune in and watch the Patriots’ season opener against the Miami Dophins this weekend!