Steve Belichick likely has dreams of becoming a head coach one day, but for now, he has to deal with becoming a meme on Sunday Night Football.
The unofficial defensive coordinator of the Patriots and the son of Bill Belichick became a viral sensation after cameras caught him on the sidelines making some weird faces throughout the game.
The 34-year-old coach spoke to the media on Tuesday for the first time since his rise to internet fame and he reacted to it just as his father would.
“Uh, yeah, I heard about that,” a stoic Steve Belichick said Tuesday. “I saw some of that stuff. I mean, nothing I could do about that.”
“I don’t know. It is what it is,” he said. “But, yeah, I mean, I don’t know. There were some good ones out there. But I heard about it.”
Belichick said that he was informed of the phenomenon by former Patriots safety Patrick Chung.
“The first person I saw after the game was Chung, and he let me know about it. So, he thought it was funny,” Belichick said. “But yeah, it was an eventful afternoon for the family, so there was a lot going on in my head outside of football. But he understood that, so he kept it lighthearted.”