All Things
Bill Belichick

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All Things Bill Belichick was created by Laura London in September 2000. It is currently being rebuilt to be the collection of official news and information about the life and work of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

 

2018








WEEK 8: AT BUFFALO BILLS

WEEK 9: VS. GREEN BAY PACKERS

WEEK 10: AT TENNESSEE TITANS

WEEK 11: BYE

WEEK 12: AT NEW YORK JETS

WEEK 13: VS. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

WEEK 14: AT MIAMI DOLPHINS

WEEK 15: AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS

WEEK 16: VS. BUFFALO BILLS

WEEK 17: VS. NEW YORK JETS


 

NEWS

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OCT. 16, 2018

Brad Stevens on His Relationship with Bill Belichick
{Patriots.com Video} “Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens sits down with NFL Network’s Cynthia Frelund to discuss his involvement with the New England Patriots organization and his relationship with Bill Belichick.”


OCT. 11, 2018

Tony La Russa Shares Lessons He’s Learned from Bill Belichick
{Boston Globe}: “‘He’s got a great personality,’ La Russa said of Belichick. ‘He’s a coach, so in press conferences, you have to be careful with what you say, so it doesn’t end up on the blackboard. But he’s intelligent, he’s smart, [and] he’s got a great sense of humor.’”


OCT. 10, 2018

Tony La Russa Talks Friendship with Bill Belichick
{Metro Boston}: “As a coach, La Russa has nothing but praise for his friend, noting how he has the unique ability to form special bonds with each and every person on his roster and staff. … ‘Bill doesn’t talk about it publicly, but he starts with building a relationship on a personal and professional basis.’”


OCT. 9, 2018

Bill Belichick Hopes To Hit Home Run With Friday’s ‘Hall Of Fame Huddle’
{WBZ Video} “While the Patriots head coach is usually fairly reserved with the media, he was happy to open up about his upcoming event with WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton on Tuesday.”


Sept. 26, 2018

Football Is Changing. Bill Belichick Doesn’t Think
The Keys To Winning Ever Will

{Washington Post}: “Bill Belichick is fighting his own personal culture war clad in the heavy armor of uncommunicativeness. He chooses craft and concentration over celebrity confession. The only problem with this choice is that the public tends to fill in the blanks with negatives, so Belichick pays a certain price when it comes to being understood, his self-restraint interpreted as sullenness and his calculation as cruelty. Which might bother him if he had more vanity, but who needs vanity when he’s got posterity.”


SEPT 17, 2018

Official Biography Excerpt & Author Interview
{Book Excerpt + Audio Interview}: Read an excerpt from the only authorized biography of Bill Belichick, The Education of a Coach, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam. And listen to his 2005 interview with WEEI, exclusively at ATBB.


SEPT 11, 2018

Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships & Building Dynasties in the NFL
{Amazon}: New book by former Patriots staff member Michael Lombardi with a Foreword by Bill Belichick. Available today in hardcover and Kindle formats.


SEPT 9, 2018

#1 Shula, #2 Halas, #3 Belichick
{Stat}: With the Patriots win over the Houston Texans in Week 1, Bill Belichick now has 251 regular season wins, moving him past Tom Landry for third all-time behind Don Shula {328} and George Halas {318}. He was already third overall when including the postseason. See more on our stats page.


SEPT 7, 2018

@ATBillBelichick
{Twitter}: All Things Bill Belichick is now on Twitter. Tweets by website creator Laura London.


SEPT 6, 2018

At Home with Bill Belichick & New Best Friend
{CNBC Video}: Suzy Welch takes us inside Belichick’s Nantucket home to meet his new dog, an Alaskan Klee Kai named Nike.


SEPT 5, 2018

Bill Belichick, Ernie Adams & the 1970 Andover Football Team
{Boston Globe}: Before they were World Champions with the Patriots, Belichick and Adams were high school teammates at Phillips Academy. This is the story of that undefeated campaign 48 years ago, and how you can see, even back then, hints of their football greatness that would follow.


SEPT 4, 2018

RapSheet + Friends: Episode #1
{Audio}: Bill Belichick is the first guest on Ian Rapopor’'s new podcast. Listen as he describes the time Tom Brady almost fell off a cliff hitting a meaningless golf shot.


AUG 15, 2018

What We Learned From Talking to Paul Rabil About Bill Belichick
{Boston Globe}: “From my perspective, there’s very few, if anyone, who has navigated the professional athletics market better than coach Belichick,” Rabil said. “He’s inspirational, he’s motivational, and he’s got a track record that’s unmatched.”


AUG 4, 2018

Randy Moss Gives Special Thanks to Bill Belichick
{Video clip}: Moss’ Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech

Video: Randy Moss Accepts His Gold Jacket
{Video clip}: Coach Belichick offers his congratulations from Patriots Training Camp as Moss receives his Pro Football Hall of Fame jacket


JUN 29, 2018

Statement from Bill Belichick on Capital Gazette shooting
“For my entire life, The Capital has been my hometown newspaper. My family and I have enjoyed special relationships with many great people who have worked for the newspaper. My heart goes out to the victims, their families and the entire Annapolis community for this terrible and senseless tragedy.”


MAY 4, 2018

Statement from Bill Belichick on being named to the
President's Council on Sport, Fitness, & Nutrition

“The physical fitness of children in our country is an apolitical issue that is extremely important to our future. When I was contacted by Ivanka Trump and asked to participate, I was humbled to be asked and honored to accept, as I would have done for any administration. I know that a lot of great leaders have participated on the Council over the past half century, some who are personal inspirations to me, and I am eager to lend any assistance I can to its ongoing mission.”

 

VIDEOS

FEATURES

ESPN Films 30 for 30: The Two Bills
{Trailer + extras}: Interviewed for the first time together since 1991, the film traces the 4-decade relationship between coaching legends Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick.

NFL Films Presents: Belichick & Forzano
{Full feature}: Belichick reunites with his first boss

The Belichick Legacy
{Full feature}: Bill Belichick talks of his father’s humble beginnings, from the Depression and living in a closet at college, to his WWII service and lifelong commitment coaching future military leaders. “Other than family, his love was the US Naval Academy.”

Championship Chat with Paul Rabil
{Full chat}: Belichick & Rabil discuss lacrosse at an event for their respective foundations. Filmed for ESPNU. {See behind the scenes on Paul's vlog.}

A Season with Navy Football
{Clip}: Coach Belichick delivers a motivational speech during Senior Week for the Navy Midshipmen. Captured by Showtime Sports.

D-Day: Over Normandy
{Trailer}: World War II Foundation documentary film narrated by Bill Belichick.

The Importance of Coaching
{Clip}: Bill Belichick shares his thoughts on coaching during this WESeminar at Wesleyan University in 2010.

Belichick Receives Honorary Doctorate
{Full speech}: Bill Belichick receives honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Wesleyan University, on May 22, 2005.

Browns Insider with Bill Belichick
{Clip}: During his weekly television show in Cleveland, Coach Belichick discusses the Browns’ win over the Steelers in Week 6 of the 1992 season.




AMERICA’S GAME

America's Game
{Clip}: Bill Belichick’s favorite sports analogies

America's Game: 2016 Patriots
{Clip}: Patriots win Super Bowl LI in thrilling fashion

America's Game: 2014 Patriots
{Full episode}: Belichick wins 4th Super Bowl as head coach

America's Game: 2004 Patriots
{Clip}: Steve, Bill, & Brian Belichick

America's Game: 2003 Patriots
{Clip}: Patriots win second Super Bowl in three years

America's Game: 2001 Patriots
{Clip}: Dynasty starts with 2001 Patriots

America's Game: 1990 Giants
{Clip}: Belichick’s defensive gameplan key to Giants win


SOUND FX

Sound FX: 2017 Week 12–Miami vs. New England
{Clip}: Inside the Mind of Bill Belichick



 

BOOKS

THE ONLY OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF BILL BELICHICK
New York Times Bestseller
THE EDUCATION OF A COACH
By Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam
Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, & Audible
Read an excerpt & listen to the author’s interview on WEEI

Published September 2018. Foreword by Bill Belichick.
Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships & Building Dynasties in the NFL
By former Patriots staff member Michael Lombardi
“Mike is one of the smartest people I have worked with. He has a thorough understanding not only of personnel but of coaching, team building, and the salary cap, too. His work ethic, attention to detail, and near-photographic memory made him both valuable and versatile to me at the two organizations at which we worked together. This is my chance to thank him for his contributions.”
~Bill Belichick, p. xi

 

The only writer given inside access
Patriot Reign: Bill Belichick, the Coaches, & the Players Who Built a Champion
By former Patriots beat writer Michael Holley

 

Reprint of the original 1962 edition
Football Scouting Methods
By his father Steve Belichick

 

STATS

Bill Belichick is the only man in NFL history to serve at least 20 seasons as an NFL assistant and NFL head coach

NFL Coaching Seasons: 44 (1975-present)

Patriots Career: 20 seasons (1996, 2000-present)

3-time Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year (2003, 2007, 2010)

Stats updated Oct. 21, 2018

HEAD COACHING RECORD
Career: 283-131
Regular Season: 255-120
Postseason: 28-11

 

MOST WINS AS HEAD COACH
Regular Season
Don Shula (328), George Halas (318), Bill Belichick (255), Tom Landry (250)

Regular Season + Postseason
Don Shula (347), George Halas (324), Bill Belichick (283), Tom Landry (270)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS UNDER BILL BELICHICK

Overall Record: 246-86

Regular Season: 219-76

Postseason: 27-10

Regular Season at Home: 120-28

Regular Season Away: 99-48

Postseason at Home: 19-3

Postseason Away: 8-7

6 seasons undefeated at home in the regular season

 

NFL RECORDS

1 season with 16 wins

5 seasons with 14 or more wins

7 seasons with 13 or more wins

8 consecutive overtime wins

9 consecutive division titles

10 consecutive playoff wins

12 seasons with 12 or more wins

14 playoff wins in one decade

15 seasons with 11 or more wins

15 consecutive seasons with 10 or more wins

15 division titles

16 consecutive wins in a single season

21 consecutive wins {including playoffs}

NFL PLAYOFF RECORDS

39 playoff games as a head coach

28 playoff wins by a head coach

12 conference championship game appearances by a head coach

8 AFC championship wins by a head coach

7 consecutive season with a playoff win

SUPER BOWL RECORDS

11 Super Bowl appearances by a coach (head or assistant)

5 Super Bowl wins by a head coach

3 Super Bowl wins in a 4-year span

MISC STAT

QBs in their first start vs. Bill Belichick in New England:
5-45 in the regular season
12 consecutive losses

 

SEASONS

1975

BALTIMORE COLTS
Age
: 23 | Position: Special Assistant to the Head Coach (Defense & Special Teams)
Head Coach: Ted Marchibroda
Regular Season: 10-4 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Lost Divisional Round vs. Pittsburgh Steelers


1976

DETROIT LIONS
Age
: 24 | Position: Offensive Assistant & Tight Ends Coach
Head Coach: Rick Forzano (1-3) & Tommy Hudspeth (5-5)
Regular Season: 6-8 | 3rd place NFC Central


1977

DETROIT LIONS
Age
: 25 | Position: Receivers Coach & Special Teams Assistant
Head Coach: Tommy Hudspeth
Regular Season: 6-8 | 3rd place NFC Central


1978

DENVER BRONCOS
Age
: 26 | Position: Assistant Special Teams Coach & Assistant to the Defensive Coordinator
Head Coach: Red Miller
Regular Season: 10-6 | 1st place AFC West
Playoffs: Lost Divisional Round vs. Pittsburgh Steelers


1979

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 27 | Position: Special Teams Coach & Defensive Assistant
Head Coach: Ray Perkins
Regular Season: 6-10 | 4th place NFC East


1980

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 28 | Position: Special Teams Coach & Defensive Assistant
Head Coach: Ray Perkins
Regular Season: 4-12 | 5th place NFC East


1981

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 29 | Position: Special Teams Coach, Defensive Assistant, & Linebackers Coach
Head Coach: Ray Perkins
Regular Season: 9-7 | 3rd place NFC East
Playoffs: Won Wild Card vs. Philadelphia Eagles;
Lost Divisional Round vs. San Francisco 49ers


1982

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 30 | Position: Special Teams Coach, Defensive Assistant, & Linebackers Coach
Head Coach: Ray Perkins
Regular Season: 4-5 | 4th place NFC East


1983

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 31 | Position: Linebackers Coach (Began to coordinate defense)
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 3-12-1 | 5th place NFC East


1984

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 32 | Position: Linebackers Coach (Began to coordinate defense)
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 9-7 | 2nd place NFC East
Playoffs: Won Wild Card vs. Los Angeles Rams;
Lost Divisional Round vs. San Francisco 49ers


1985

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 33 | Position: Defensive Coordinator
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 10-6 | 2nd place NFC East
Playoffs: Won Wild Card vs. San Francisco 49ers;
Lost Divisional Round vs. Chicago Bears


1986

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 34 | Position: Defensive Coordinator
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 14-2 | 1st place NFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. San Francisco 49ers;
Won NFC Championship vs. Washington Redskins;
Won Super Bowl XXI vs. Denver Broncos


1987

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 35 | Position: Defensive Coordinator
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 6-9 | 5th place NFC East


1988

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 36 | Position: Defensive Coordinator
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 10-6 | 2nd place NFC East


1989

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 37 | Position: Defensive Coordinator & Secondary Coach
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 12-4 | 1st place NFC East
Playoffs: Lost Divisional Round vs. Los Angeles Rams


1990

NEW YORK GIANTS
Age
: 38 | Position: Defensive Coordinator & Secondary Coach
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 13-3 | 1st place NFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Chicago Bears;
Won NFC Championship vs. San Francisco 49ers;
Won Super Bowl XXV vs. Buffalo Bills


1991

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Age
: 39 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 6-10 | 3rd place AFC Central


1992

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Age
: 40 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 7-9 | 3rd place AFC Central


1993

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Age
: 41 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 7-9 | 3rd place AFC Central


1994

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Age
: 42 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 11-5 | 2nd place AFC Central
Playoffs: Won Wild Card vs. New England Patriots;
Lost Divisional Round vs. Pittsburgh Steelers


1995

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Age
: 43 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 5-11 | 4th place AFC Central


1996

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age
: 44 | Position: Assistant Head Coach & Secondary Coach
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 11-5 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Pittsburgh Steelers;
Won AFC Championship vs. Jacksonville Jaguars;
Lost Super Bowl XXXI vs. Green Bay Packers


1997

NEW YORK JETS
Age
: 45 | Position: Assistant Head Coach & Secondary Coach
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 9-7 | 3rd place AFC East


1998

NEW YORK JETS
Age
: 46 | Position: Assistant Head Coach & Secondary Coach
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 12-4 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Jacksonville Jaguars;
Lost AFC Championship vs. Denver Broncos


1999

NEW YORK JETS
Age
: 47 | Position: Assistant Head Coach & Secondary Coach
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Regular Season: 8-8 | 5th place AFC East


2000

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age
: 48 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 5-11 | 5th place AFC East


2001

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age
: 49 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 11-5 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Oakland Raiders;
Won AFC Championship vs. Pittsburgh Steelers;
Won Super Bowl XXXVI vs. St. Louis Rams


2002

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age
: 50 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 9-7 | 2nd place AFC East


2003

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age
: 51 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 14-2 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Tennessee Titans;
Won AFC Championship vs. Indianapolis Colts;
Won Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. Carolina Panthers


2004

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 52 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 14-2 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Indianapolis Colts;
Won AFC Championship vs. Pittsburgh Steelers;
Won Super Bowl XXXIX vs. Philadelphia Eagles


2005

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 53 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 10-6 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Wild Card vs. Jacksonville Jaguars;
Lost Divisional Round vs. Denver Broncos


2006

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 54 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 12-4 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Wild Card vs. New York Jets;
Won Divisional Round vs. San Diego Chargers;
Lost AFC Championship vs. Indianapolis Colts


2007

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 55 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 16-0 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Jacksonville Jaguars;
Won AFC Championship vs. San Diego Chargers;
Lost Super Bowl XLII vs. New York Giants


2008

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 56 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 11-5 | 2nd place AFC East


2009

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 57 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 10-6 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Lost Wild Card vs. Baltimore Ravens


2010

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 58 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 14-2 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Lost Divisional Round vs. New York Jets


2011

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 59 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 13-3 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Denver Broncos;
Won AFC Championship vs. Baltimore Ravens;
Lost Super Bowl XLVI vs. New York Giants


2012

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 60 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 12-4 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Houston Texans;
Lost AFC Championship vs. Baltimore Ravens


2013

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 61 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 12-4 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Indianapolis Colts;
Lost AFC Championship vs. Denver Broncos


2014

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 62 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 12-4 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Baltimore Ravens;
Won AFC Championship vs. Indianapolis Colts;
Won Super Bowl XLIX vs. Seattle Seahawks


2015

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 63 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 12-4 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Kansas City Chiefs;
Lost AFC Championship vs. Denver Broncos


2016

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 64 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 14-2 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Houston Texans;
Won AFC Championship vs. Pittsburgh Steelers;
Won Super Bowl LI vs. Atlanta Falcons


2017

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 65 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: 13-3 | 1st place AFC East
Playoffs: Won Divisional Round vs. Tennessee Titans;
Won AFC Championship vs. Jacksonville Jaguars;
Lost Super Bowl LII vs. Philadelphia Eagles


2018

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Age: 66 | Position: Head Coach
Regular Season: TBD