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Skip Bayless: ‘Bill Belichick Can’t Be The Greatest Coach Ever Because He’s a Cheater’ (Video)
Whether it’s on ESPN or Fox Sports, Skip Bayless has always had some type of bromance with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but that’s where the love stops.
On Friday, Skip Bayless and ‘Undisputed’ co-host Shannon Sharpe engaged in a lengthy conversation about Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Skip made the argument that because of Spy-gate, Belichick could never be considered the greatest coach ever.
“All I know is, it was against the rules for a reason,” Bayless said. “In perspective, Rob and I have covered a lot of baseball. In baseball, ‘if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying,’ that’s the old saying, right? So they’re constantly trying to steal signals, and they would laugh at this rule. But there was a reason this rule was in place, because you could tape the defensive signals and then go in at halftime and decipher them. So the competition committee agreed, this is no good for our game. …
“I’m good with the rule, I’m good with what Eric did. My problem with Bill Belichick, he is obviously a great coach. [Shannon] and I go back and forth on who gets more credit between Brady and Belichick, and I say 75/25. But I can’t go greatest coach of all time with Belichick because of all of this. And I’m going to bring this up, even thought it might be unfair, but there were lots of accusations by the St. Louis Rams, and then the Carolina Panthers, off those first two Super Bowls, that they were videotaped at their walk-through the night before the Super Bowl. And they have alleged it publicly, both of them. Never proven. Never proven, just for the record. …
“Why would the ‘greatest coach ever,’ why would he have to stoop to any of these things to gain that edge? That’s like rampant insecurity. If you’re that great, you’ll just say, ‘I’ll figure it out. I can beat you within the rules. I don’t need to cheat or even bend the rules.’”