New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick cares not about fancily named bomb cyclones. If you play for his football team, zombies could be looming around the corner for all he cares, you best be there on time.
When asked if if the impending (expected) insane weather might alter practice this week, Belichick responded like an incredibly strict high school superintendent, per ESPN.
Players are fully aware of their coach’s tomfoolery when it comes to a potential snow day.
“You certainly better leave yourself enough time to get here on time tomorrow. We all know there is weather. Coach has mentioned that several times to the team, so I wouldn’t want to be the guy who is late tomorrow,” special teams captain Matthew Slater said.
Even if Belichick is saying stuff, it doesn’t make it correct. This seems somewhat insane, if I am going to be honest.
“He’s mentioned that he doesn’t care; ‘don’t call and say your car got stuck.’ I think everyone knows there are two hotels up here at Patriot Place, so stay there for the night. Find a way,” McCourty said.
“I tell guys, ‘Wake up earlier.’ Especially if you don’t have a garage or something. Wake up and go clean your car off. I think guys know. We’re in the NFL playoffs. I think everyone, if you’ve been here for a week or two weeks, you kind of get that — ‘this guy Bill that talks every day in the early morning, he doesn’t play.’
There you have it. Bill Belichick doesn’t care if an act of God might prevent you from reaching a football practice.
New England players hopefully left for the practice facility on Thursday for a Friday practice. The New England area is expected to get walloped by awful weather. So bad, in fact, the supposedly real weather phrase “bomb cyclone” is what the storm is being referred to.