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Steve Belichick goes viral during Patriots’ showdown with Bucs

The young Patriots coach's meme-able facial expressions stole the show despite his team falling to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers last Sunday.

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Steve Belichick. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
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The cameras frequently rested on Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s forever-stoic face during his team’s loss to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, trying constantly to catch a hint of his emotions as he did battle with his former quarterback.

But Bill proved to only be the second-most interesting Belichick on the Patriots sideline during past weekend’s fateful matchup.

Linebackers coach and de facto defensive coordinator Steve Belichick became meme-famous for wearing his emotions on his sleeve as he fought to contain Brady’s offense, with his in-game facial expressions repeatedly going viral on social media.

Steve, the elder of the two Belichick brothers who serve under their father, Bill, is already something of a cult hero for boldly rocking a mullet years after it went out of style.

But he’s now gaining more recognition (aside from being Bill Belichick’s son) as the Patriots’ defensive play-caller, a role he took over after Brian Flores departed to coach the Miami Dolphins.

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In fact, Steve’s dad went of his way to praise the game his son called against Brady, who completed only 51.2 percent of his passes Sunday for 269 yards, a passer rating of 70.8 and no touchdowns.

Still, all anyone’s going to remember about Steve Belichick from this game is the fact he looked like a backup musician for KISS.

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