Bill Belichick Abruptly Ends Patriots Press Conference After Several Antonio Brown Questions

Antonio Brown is in the news again. The superstar wide receiver joined the New England Patriots, but his new deal was followed by a terrible accusation. Brown is accused of rape and sexual assault, and this may easily put an end to his professional career. Is this why head coach Bill Belichick ended the press conference? It looks like reporters asked too many questions about his new receiver.

During the press conference, Belichick said that Brown will practice with the team for the first time. Media members asked too many questions about Brown, and Belichick shut down the whole thing.

But, he knows that Brown is great.

“(He’s) very difficult,” Belichick said at a midweek press conference in 2016. “He’s got a tremendous skill set, very quick. He almost always can create separation in his route. He’s a very good technique route-runner so he does a great job of setting up routes. He does a really good job of getting on top of the (defensive backs) almost stepping on the toes before he goes into his route so they can’t get any kind of — they can’t really anticipate it. He does a great job of stacking the defenders where he gets a step on the defender then he kind of cuts him off so that the defenders like a full man behind him so he can use his body to protect the ball on the deep balls. He’s hard to jam on the line because of his great quickness and then as I said, when he gets that half a step on the defender, not that he necessarily outruns everybody on the field, but once he moves in front of them and stacks them then he is on top of them.

“The skills with the ball in his hand as a runner are exceptional,” Belichick added. “You see that on the punt returns. You see it on a lot of those under routes, catch-and-run plays, so you don’t want to back off of him and let him catch it and break a tackle or if you get up on him he runs behind you. That’s a problem and he’s a good intermediate route runner, too; in-cuts, comebacks, curls, things like that. He has great quickness coming out of cuts so he’s very, very hard to cover. And he’s seen a lot of double-coverage, too. I don’t think that really bothers him either. He knows how to beat that. When you double him I mean at some point he attacks one guy so it really becomes single coverage. He takes the other guy out of it and then he beats that guy. So he’s tough. He’s really tough.” 

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