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Is Belichick's voice too absolute?

Posted by Albert Breer  January 11, 2010 11:12 AM

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"I understand that. We try to have an open communication, an open forum on some things. Some things aren’t open, some things are ‘this is the way it’s gonna be.’ I understand what you’re getting at. It’s something that as a head coach, you have to be conscious of, and I am. I’m not saying I do a great job of it, I don’t know whether I do or not, but I’m definitely conscious of it."

So does that mean there'll be changes across the board?

No, it doesn't. Listening to Belichick, it seems like it'll be a tweaking and not total upheaval.

"There's transition every year, I don't think there's been any year when there hasn't been transition," he said. "Transition in the coaching staff, transition on the player end, transition in the scouting department, Tom Dimitroff, Scott [Pioli]. Maybe it's not like that for every team, but we've had a lot of that, and I think we just accept there's going to be change.

"I mean, every team's going to have change. Maybe there will be one or two coaching staffs in the NFL that stay the same, but there won't be many. And, there's no rosters that stay the same. But teams make changes in their scouting department and all that too. That's just the way it is. I don't think that's necessarily bad, I don't think it's necessarily good, you do the best you can with it."
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