Bill Belichick Shows Support For Houston In Post-Game Press Conference
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick usually isn’t one for many words at post-game press conferences, but he had a few for Houston on Thursday night.
A NFL reporter’s hardest job is likely prying a response out of the prickly coach, but Belichick spoke openly about the Patriots support for the disaster-stricken city all on his own while wearing a University of Houston hat.
Bill Belichick opened tonight’s press conference with a message of support for the city of Houston: pic.twitter.com/e4z2Yi9B4t
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 1, 2017
“I want to give a little shout out to Houston,” Belichick began. “We had a great experience down there in February, a lot of great relationships with the Texans and the University down there. We’ve got some players with some family down there, so we just want to let them know we’re thinking about them.”
Bill Belichick wearing a University of Houston hat during post game presser. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/JjplsMt6c0
— Tyler Sullivan (@TylerSully) September 1, 2017
The New England Patriots recently secured their fifth Super Bowl title down in Houston with their historic comeback victory against the Atlanta Falcons. Belichick and the Patriots also have close ties with Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, assistant head coach Romeo Crennel and several others including former Patriots receiver and now offensive coaching assistant Wes Welker. Patriots receivers coach Chad O’Shea’s father Mike O’Shea is the head athletic trainer at the University of Houston. Several Patriots players also attended schools from Texas before heading off into the NFL.
While Belichick isn’t one for emotions, he clearly felt it was important to voice his team’s support for those affected by the Hurricane.