Tim Tebow hasn’t even been on the New England Patriots roster for a week and Bill Belichick is already tired of the questions. But when you invite Tebowmania into your clubhouse what did you expect?
“Anything we do is what we feel is in the best interest of the team. Tim is a talented player that’s smart and works hard, so we’ll see how it goes,” Belichick said when first asked about Tebow.
But certainly even Bill Belichick couldn’t have expected that to be the end of the questions. All you need is a basic cable package with ESPN to know how closely Tim Tebow is followed, and certainly he saw the scrutiny the entire New York Jets got under the Tim Tebow microscope.
But nevertheless, Belichick who doesn’t like the media is already frustrated.
“I’ve answered that question twice: He’s a talented player who’s smart and works hard,” Belichick repeated.
Hardly a quote or answers reporters would be happy with, so they continued to press.
“We’ve already talked enough about him,” Belichick said. “I think I’ve covered it. Anything else?”
And with Tim Tebow comes a slew of reporters and ESPN’s presence at your offseason and preseason activities.
“We’ve been in front of bigger crowds than this before,” Belichick said. “Hopefully there will be more than that at our games on Sundays.”
And Bill Belichick isn’t answering questions about his role in the offense. If Tebow was to be used strictly as a quarterback the majority if not entire season will be spent holding a clipboard.
“We’re gonna do what we think is best for this football team, so, I don’t know, we’ll see,” Belichick said. “We’ll see, I don’t know.”
And Belichick took the media’s interest in Tebow to clarify his feelings about the clipboard holder.
“I like Tim. I have a lot of respect for Tim,” Belichick said.