Bill Belichick unplugged, Part II
For those of you out there who get the NFL Network . . . Thursday's Part II of the documentary that follows Patriots coach Bill Belichick through the 2009 season is almost as good as the first.
Once again, we see fascinating glimpses into behind-the-scenes Belichick that make him appear shockingly human.
Here is Bill discussing a team Halloween party with Randy Moss, then showing up in costume!
There is Bill lamenting his lack of handiness, as he tries unsuccessfully to figure out how to change the clock in his own vehicle.
The documentary also has remarkable before-the-fact discussions that led to his fateful decisions to go for it on a fourth down against the Colts deep in his own territory, and to allow Wes Welker to play in a meaningless late season game against his better judgment.
The one depressing thing about the entire project is watching the scenes in which we see Belichick as most of us know him: As a humorless stone wall when he faces the news media, and thus the fans and wider public.
It's a shame, really. Seeing Belichick as he really is makes his stale media shtick even more difficult to swallow.