Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson did his best to pull out a magnificent move. Well, Bill Belichick took notice of this crazy punt and he couldn’t hide his excitement. The New England Patriots head coach shared his thoughts in his “Coffee With the Coach” piece with Scott Zolak.
“It was quite an interesting play,” Belichick said. “When I was going through and picking out the Top 100 Players and some of the old-timers, a fairly common play back in the ’20s and the ’30s was for the receiver to catch the punt and then turn around and punt it back on the same play, which of course could be effective because you didn’t really have anybody back there to catch it and the coverage team was all kind of running the other way, so obviously there was no return.
“But a lot of times, if they punted it 40 yards and you caught it and punted it back, it would go more than 40 yards. So when field position and punting on first and second down were used as field-position strategies, that was a double-punt play. But not by the same team. So that one caught me off guard. I haven’t seen that one before.”
Bill Belichick loves a crazy punt
Coach Belichick respects talented players and he always talks about their great performance. He is a man of a few words, but great plays really catch him off-guard. Dickson’s masterpiece made Belichick talk a lot and fans definitely loved the history lesson.
NFL coaches love great punts, and Belichick got his in the win over the Houston Texans. The Patriots beat their opponents and that was their second win in the regular season. New England looks good right now and players have to get ready for the upcoming games. It’s a long season and it’s getting hotter despite the cold weather.
Belichick will continue working with his team and he promised great performance on both ends of the ball. It’s time to win more games! Rookie quarterback Mac Jones will lead his team to a win.