Bill Belichick Cracks Hilarious Joke About Patriots Players Having Kids

Head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t usually make a joke, but when he does, it’s a good one. The Patriots head coach decided to make a joke about the Super Bowl babies. Matthew Slater missed a preseason game because his wife delivered a baby boy. Kyle Van Noy, James White and Shilique Calhoun missed days of September for the same reason.

It looks like Patriots players found the perfect way to celebrate the Super Bowl win. He talked about it during his appearance on WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria.”

“Must have been some post-Super Bowl celebrations… we’re really pumping ‘em out,” he said.

Well, there’s a seven-month gap between the Super Bowl and the childbirths. Early-term pregnancy refers to births within 36-37 weeks.

During a conference call, Belichick was asked about the way New England handles the absence of players who miss games during the birth of their child.

“Yeah, we handle it internally. I’ve coached for quite a while as a head coach in two different organizations. I don’t think that’s ever been an issue. I’ve always talked about it with the player. It’s not like it’s a surprise. It’s something that there’s certainly a lead-up period to and communicate about it and depending on the time, the situation, the circumstances and all that, you take everything into consideration.

“Everybody wants to do what’s best and we arrive at that conclusion. Again, there are a lot of variables on that – what the individual’s situation is with the birth, where the game is, so forth and so on. There’s a lot of things that could come into play. I think it’s just good communication and try to find out as much information as you can. You never have all of it. Sometimes you have to call an audible, but you figure it out and then just everybody has the best interest of everything that’s involved and try to make a good decision on that.”

The head coach has high opinion of their next opponents.

“They’re totally into it, vocal, have a great passion for the game,” Belichick said on his conference call with Buffalo reporters. “Some stadiums, these days, I would say don’t have quite the intensity that Buffalo does (because of) clubs (seats) and other things going on during the game. At Buffalo you get 60 minutes – they’re there to watch the game. They’re there to cheer and be into the game. It’s kind of no other agenda.

“(Bills fans are) very passionate, enthusiastic and supportive,” he added. “It’s kind of like a college football environment. So a lot of intensity in that stadium and it certainly gets very loud when things are going well for Buffalo.”

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