Bill Belichick on Meaningless Midseason Awards: ‘Give Me an F’

'Like, who cares?'

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

We’ve seen a full array of media trolling techniques out of Bill Belichick over the years, running the gamut of grunts, snorts, and assorted throat-clearings. “Despondent preteen” is a new one.

Halfway through the NFL regular season, the New England Patriots head coach bristled at an attempt to hand out midseason report cards to his team.

“That’s great, but honestly, I don’t think anybody is really focused on that,” Belichick told reporters Wednesday when asked if Tom Brady’s red-hot performance through the team’s 8-0 start is generating midseason award hype, if such a thing exists. “We’re focused on the Giants, not some midseason report card. Like, who cares? What difference does it make? Give me an F. Give me a C-plus. It doesn’t matter. Right now I’m focused on the Giants. I mean, that’s all I really care about.”

Pressed on what grade he’d give his four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, Belichick stood firm: “I don’t give grades. I’m worried about the Giants. Trying to beat the Giants. I don’t really care about some midseason midterm grades. Give me whatever you want. I don’t care.”

So there.