Posted by Will Brinson
If you had to pick one coach to get miked up for an entire season to produce a two-part NFL Films documentary, it would, quite obviously, be Bill Belichick, right?
Ha, exactly. Of course it wouldn't. But it is -- Belichick, in a commercial that aired during Monday night's Jets-Giants game on NFL Network, is shown like he's never been seen before, as NFL Films followed him around for the entire 2009 season, his 35th year in coaching and the Patriots 50th anniversary season.
"Bill Belichick doesn’t only make history – he studies it; he understands his place in it; and he appreciates our desire to capture it," said NFL Films President Steve Sabol. "Like Vince Lombardi’s Packers in 1967, Belichick and the Patriots gave us access to his football life and what we created is a portrait of the coach, the father, the taskmaster – and most importantly – the man."
I highly recommend that you watch the preview, which you can see over at NFL.com, because it will show you just how freaking awesome this series will end up being. What's odd about the tease is that there's nearly more emotional moments shown in the preview than there are creepy hoodie moments.
And there's probably a good chance that everyone who sees this will have a different viewpoint of Belichick following the series than they did before. In other words, pretty par for the course for the always-excellent NFL Films.
"It is beyond measure what NFL Films has done to promote football, preserve its history and entertain generations of us who love the game," Belichick said. "When the legendary coach of the NFL Films team, Steve Sabol, approached us about capturing our 50th anniversary season in 2009, it was an honor to participate."
It's still really bizarre that, of all people, Belichick agreed to do this. But then again, there's only so much air time that the NFL can give to Rex Ryan.
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