During this Monday’s edition of ESPN’s “Manningcast,” Peyton Manning shocked fans when he revealed some information about Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
As the Patriots were taking on the Arizona Cardinals on the road, the hall-of-fame QB said Belichick hated one owner in the entire league. It was Ravens owner Art Modell. His dislike for him was so bad that he purposely selected linebacker Peter Boulware to the Pro Bowl.
He did so because if Boulware was named a Pro Bowler, the Ravens would need to pay him a $1 million bonus. Belichick apparently wanted Modell to pay up that season.
“I played for Belichick one time in a Pro Bowl and they were telling stories about the times that he was the head coach of the Pro Bowl,” Manning said. “One time, he picked Peter Boulware because he knew Art Modell would have to pay Boulware a $1 million bonus if Boulware made the Pro Bowl. Belichick hated Modell.”
Peyton Manning played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos and was selected to the Pro Bowl 14 times during his Hall of Fame career. That means Manning played under Belichick several times during that exhibition game.
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Manning also added how Belichick had San Diego Chargers long snapper David Binn come to the Pro Bowl because he was dating actress Pamela Anderson at the time.
“And another time, he picked David Binn who was a long snapper because he was dating Pamela Anderson and Bill thought the players would like seeing Pamela at the pool in Hawaii. She didn’t come, but that’s a cool Belichick story,” he said.
Belichick might not smile much or say many words, but it’s clear he is a man that can be petty when he wants to be.
As for his team, they improved with a record of 7-6 after New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 24-of-35 passes for 235 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Monday’s 27-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
The 24-year-old failed to throw a touchdown pass but was efficient enough to lead New England past the Cardinals Monday night. The former first-round pick has thrown for 2,198 yards, seven touchdowns, and eight interceptions while rushing for 87 yards and a score over 10 games in 2022.
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