This has to be the bravest sports reporter in the history of the occupation.
For the second straight week, the media had to deal with a post-loss version of Bill Belichick, which is never good to deal with.
After Sunday’s loss to the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills, which put the Bills atop the division and in position to have a home playoff game, one reporter asked a completely off-topic question regarding Belichick’s New Year’s resolution.
“Yeah, no, not right now,” Belichick answered in a tame response for the publicly grumpy coach. “Maybe next week.”
Since that female reporter did not get the answer she wanted then, she decided to wait a couple days and ask Belichick once again on Friday. This time around, he gave a reasn as to why he did not want to give his New Year’s resolution.
Tom Brady had a good laugh about it on his podcast.
“I want to be as brave and courageous as she was asking that question to coach Belichick after a loss. That’s what I want for the new year,” Brady said.
Here is the scenario for the Patriots to clinch a playoff berth:
NE win + MIA loss or tie OR
NE win + LV loss or tie OR
NE tie + MIA loss + LV loss + LAC loss or tie OR
NE tie + MIA loss + BAL loss or tie OR
NE tie + LV loss + LAC loss + BAL loss + PIT loss or tie OR
NE tie + LV loss + LAC loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + MIA win + BUF win