Shockingly, future Corridor of Famer Invoice Belichick was left exterior wanting in following this yr’s head-coaching hiring spree. Whereas many presumed that the legendary coach was merely asking for an excessive amount of energy, no less than one workforce that interviewed him debunked the thought.
In a current interview with Justin Fielder of Fox 5, Atlanta Falcons proprietor Arthur Clean wildly rejected the concept Belichick demanded something in any respect to simply accept the job.
“Invoice Belichick by no means requested for, in our discussions, full management of personnel, or the constructing, or something of that nature,” Clean mentioned. “He was very inclusive, very collaborative.”
Clean mentioned the collection of interviews went properly, including that Belichick had met with basic supervisor Terry Fontenot earlier than later revealing his pleasure over probably working collectively in a textual content. Finally, the Falcons went with Raheem Morris out of 14 candidates for what Clean described as a “number of causes.”
Following Morris’ hiring, experiences indicated Clean needed the legendary head coach however reversed course attributable to Belichick’s calls for and the myriad of adjustments he needed to make.
“All this stuff that had been being produced by the media had been completely not true,” Blanks mentioned. “I do not say it to patronize Invoice however to be honest to him. I imply, he by no means had that as a requirement.”
What Belichick does now, at 71 years of age, is anybody’s guess. Nevertheless, Blanks believes he was as motivated as ever to educate after their talks.
Whether or not or not his identify resurfaces this time subsequent yr when extra teaching vacancies open up is anybody’s guess. Till then, a number of potential careers exist for the six-time Tremendous Bowl champion, with many suggesting he might be a team consultant or a television analyst.