It is well known that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick can be a volatile at the best of times.
But the multi-Super Bowl winner may have just had his biggest outburst ever. Speaking to reporters earlier this week, Belichick revealed he was disappointed that NFL owners didn't want to spend money to put cameras on the sidelines and goal lines to give referees better angles on replay reviews.
Disappointed may have been a bit of an understatement from the coach. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Belichick was completely furious and directed an X-rated rant at the owners and league bosses.
“They were in a meeting the other day with Dean Blandino, the head of the officials," Schefter said on Olbermann. "And Bill Belichick got up there, and in profane language, told the NFL: ‘We spend money to send the Pro Bowl to Brazil, we spend money to go overseas to London, but we can’t spend money to have four cameras in the end zone, four cameras to help determine the correct call in the end zone on certain plays?’"
"(Belichick) went off, and the way it was explained to me, from people in the room at the time, they were laughing at it because his language was so profane and because he was so incensed about it, and the NFL didn’t know how to handle it."
Schefter went on to add that despite his protests, the NFL refused to spend some money on the cameras, so expect Belichick to be a bit grumpier in future press conferences when a wrong decision is made near the end zone.
"But the bottom line is, they did not introduce the four cameras in the end zone, they thought right now it’s too cost-prohibitive for the NFL even, and they don’t know how to do it. They’ll probably continue to look at this, but Bill Belichick left these owners’ meetings not particularly happy,” Schefter continued.
This is an issue that is pretty serious and should be talked about however. The fact that NFL owners won't shell out for a grand total of FOUR new cameras each is deplorable for something that would be such a help to officials.
It really is a sad state of affairs in the NFL right now.
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