Maybe it’s the holiday season, what with the Festivus pole all set up in the living room and folks scribbling down their grievances to share with their friends and family soon enough, but New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made like George Costanza and found the right moment to leave a press conference on a high note.
For comedians, leaving on a high note is key in the business. Nobody will confuse the multiple time Super Bowl champion head coach with Jerry Seinfeld, but sometimes leaving a press conference on a high note can be just as satisfying. During his most recent press availability with reporters, Belichick was asked about the Patriots reportedly meeting with running back Steven Jackson, as reported by Ed Werder of ESPN via Twitter.
Source says #Patriots meeting today with RB Steven Jackson based on mutual interest. Pats need a RB and Jackson played for OC Josh McDaniels
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 16, 2015
Belichick found a way to get a laugh out of the room as the question was being presented, then exited stage left as he ignored the question in full – not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.
— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) December 16, 2015
Honestly, there is a lot going on here. First, Belichick smiled. Second, he showed a sense of humor. Third, well, Belichick *has* a sense of humor (that point is worth repeating).
And when you combine the two, here’s what you get…
Bill Belichick and the airing of grievances? Yeah, we could see that happening.