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Bill Belichick Smiled Seven times this Season 82

(Photo via the Wall Street Journal)

(Photo via the Wall Street Journal)


Sure, we’ve all wondered if Robo-hoodie was a human, and thanks to research from the Wall Street Journal, there is proof that he is indeed.

In fact, the old fella’ even smiles! Seven times this year, to be exact. Check out the final breakdown of the smiles emitted by the great one.

Smile 1: Oct. 13. After beating the Saints in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion, Belichick smiled when he opened the meeting with an apology for forcing the reporters to rewrite their game stories. He then frowned for the next 13 minutes.

Smiles 2 & 3: Oct. 27. What most tickles Belichick’s funny bone? Tom Brady’s running ability. He smiled twice while talking about his slow-footed quarterback’s key 8-yard scramble for a first down in a win over the Dolphins.

Smile 4: Nov. 24. Former Patriot linebacker Rosevelt Colvin surprised his old coach in the press room with a question about who was the best linebacker he ever coached from the city of Indianapolis. Belichick said Colvin and then laughed (the only documented laugh).

Smile 5: Dec. 8. At the end of the news conference following a wild comeback win over the Browns, Belichick smiled at his own joke about how, in addition to practicing comebacks, the team should practice not falling behind, too.

Smiles 6 & 7: Dec 29. The end of the season brought two smiles: first, when he made a sarcastic comment that Brady has helped the team “a couple times in the past”; second, when he made a crack about how cornerback Aqib Talib was the “assistant pro personnel director” for suggesting the team get running back LeGarrette Blount, his old teammate in Tampa.

This is awesome stuff. Not so much the fact that he smiles, but the fact that Geoff Foster had the great idea to track each and every smile down to it’s exact moment in time. We applaud you, Geoff. Thanks for putting a smile on all of our faces!


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