Twitter Question of the Week

ATBB’s “Question of the Day” from 2009-2010 returns in November 2018. It is now the Twitter Question of the Week, posted every Wednesday at noon ET. The first person to correctly answer the question will receive a personalized autographed photo sent directly to you from Coach Belichick himself.
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Our Twitter Question of the Week resumes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at noon ET.


SEPT. 4, 2019

Q: Who was the one head coach that both Bill Belichick and his father Steve coached under?

A: Rick Forzano. Steve Belichick was an assistant under Coach Forzano at the Naval Academy from 1969-1972. Bill Belichick was an offensive assistant and tight ends coach under Coach Forzano at the Detroit Lions in 1976.

Answered correctly by @gym431


AUG. 28, 2019

Q: What is Bill Belichick’s win-loss record (regular season only) as an assistant coach with the New York Giants?

A: 100-83-1

Answered correctly by @npantaziii


AUG. 21, 2019

Q: What fundraiser will Coach Belichick be participating in later today?

A: The Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon at 2:30 pm ET on Boston Sports Radio WEEI.

Answered correctly by @Mr_Max_Geller


JUN. 6, 2019

Q: Who did Coach Belichick congratulate for being promoted today?

A: Patriots long-snapper Joe Cardona was promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy this morning at Gillette Stadium as part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Answered correctly by @irishmick3015


JUN. 5, 2019

Q: Who was Coach Belichick’s guest at practice today and what is their history?

A: University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz. He was the offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns from 1993-1995.

Answered correctly by @jadium3


JUN. 4, 2019

Q: What practice number was today and how many guys were out there?

A: Coach Belichick said today was practice number six and there were 90 guys out there.

Answered correctly by @Collin_Cash54


MAY 23, 2019

Q: How many honorary doctorates does Coach Belichick have, and from where?

A: Coach Belichick holds honorary doctorates from New England Institute of Technology (May 2, 2004), Boston University (May 16, 2004), and Wesleyan University (May 22, 2005).

Answered correctly by @19RL1


APR. 27, 2019

Q: Recently, Coach Belichick spoke with Darrah Brustein for Forbes.com. What did he say was the number one lesson he learned from his dad?

A: “To be honest and direct with your players, and work hard to contribute to your team.”

Answered correctly by @juliancecere


APR. 26, 2019

Q: What is the number of times under head coach Bill Belichick that the New England Patriots have traded up in draft-day exchanges?

A: 21

Answered correctly by @t_hachey


APR. 25, 2019

Q: What is the only year in the Bill Belichick era that the Patriots did not engage in any draft-day trades?

A: 2004

Answered correctly by @SallyMcMerkel


APR. 10, 2019

Q: What are the three types of player evaluations Coach Belichick mentioned in the opening of today’s predraft press conference?

A: Film, medical, and character evaluations

Answered correctly by @Chris_Nahrath


JAN. 30, 2019

Q: As head coach of the Patriots, what is the number of points scored and the number of points allowed in Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl appearances?

A: 202 points scored; 198 points allowed

Answered correctly by @bhanovich


JAN. 23, 2019

Q: What is Bill Belichick’s career winning percentage in the postseason?

A: His career postseason record is 30-11, giving him a winning percentage of .732.

Answered correctly by @MatthewLarned


JAN. 16, 2019

Q: What is Bill Belichick’s career record as a coach in the Championship Round of the NFL playoffs?

A: 11-5. 1986: W; 1990: W; 1996: W; 1998: L; 2001: W; 2003: W; 2004: W; 2006: L; 2007: W; 2011: W; 2012: L; 2013: L; 2014: W; 2015: L; 2016: W; 2017: W.

Answered correctly by @dboy03


JAN. 9, 2019

Q: Who is the only person to play on both a Steve Belichick-coached team at the Naval Academy and a Bill Belichick-coached team in the NFL?

A: WR Phil McConkey played for the Naval Academy (1976-1978) when Steve Belichick was an assistant coach, and for the New York Giants (1984-1988) when Bill Belichick was an assistant coach.

Answered correctly by @11ShipsSince01


JAN. 2, 2019

Q: What is Bill Belichick’s career record as head coach in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs?

A: 12-3. 1994: L; 2001: W; 2003: W; 2004: W; 2005: L; 2006: W; 2007: W; 2010: L; 2011: W; 2012: W; 2013: W; 2014: W; 2015: W; 2016: W; 2017: W.

Answered correctly by @11ShipsSince01


DEC. 26, 2018

Q: In 24 seasons as an NFL head coach (1991-1995 and 2000-2018), how many times has Bill Belichick qualified for the playoffs?

A: Bill Belichick has qualified for the postseason 17 times as head coach, placing him third in NFL history behind Don Shula with 19 and Tom Landry with 18.

Answered correctly by @pratmeister


DEC. 19, 2018

Q: Name four former Buffalo Bills players who later went on to win a Super Bowl with the Patriots under Coach Belichick.

A: Alan Branch: BUF (2013), NE (2014-2017); Larry Centers: BUF (2001-2002), NE (2003); Chris Hogan: BUF (2012-2015), NE (2016-2018); and Antowain Smith: BUF (1997-2000), NE (2001-2003)

Answered correctly by @RayChezzie


DEC. 12, 2018

Q: What is the first football game Bill Belichick said he remembers watching? (Game and year)

A: The 1959 Army-Navy game.

Answered correctly by @vipstrippers


DEC. 5, 2018

Q: Who awarded Bill Belichick his diploma when he graduated from Andover’s Phillips Academy in 1971?

A: George H.W. Bush, Class of 1942.

Answered correctly by @dominic_greco


NOV. 28, 2018

Q: During his entire career in the NFL (1975-2018), how many seasons has Bill Belichick coached in the playoffs?

A: 26 out of 43 seasons. Bill Belichick coached in the playoffs in 1975, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Answered correctly by @BBHS1


NOV. 21, 2018

Q: In what NFL game did Bill Belichick's father, Steve, return a punt for a touchdown?

A: Steve Belichick returned an Augie Lio kick for 77 yards and a TD against the Green Bay Packers at Briggs Stadium on Oct. 26, 1941. He was a FB for the 1941 Detroit Lions under BB’s godfather and namesake, head coach Bill Edwards.

Answered correctly by @CoachT_Hustle


NOV. 14, 2018

Q: Name all of the head coaches who Bill Belichick has coached under during his entire NFL career (1975-2018).

A: Ted Marchibroda (1975), Rick Forzano (1976), Tommy Hudspeth (1976-1977), Red Miller (1978), Ray Perkins (1979-1982), and Bill Parcells (1983-1990, 1996-1999).

Answered correctly by @ZJohnsrud


Nov. 7, 2018

Q: How many games has Bill Belichick coached during his entire NFL career (1975-2018)? (Excluding preseason & Pro Bowls. Regular season & postseason only.)

A: 742.

Answered correctly by @realdbarker

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