Patriots’ Bill Belichick has hilarious response to question about Tyreek Hill’s speed
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches ever, but even he can’t pull a rabbit out of a hat and make his corners faster to cover Tyreek Hill. Belichick was asked on Tuesday how he can coach against the speed of the Chiefs star receiver and he gave a pretty sarcastic response.
“Coach for it?” Belichick clarified via NESN.com. “Like, can we make somebody that fast?”
After the reporter rephrased the question, Belichick said the most important thing when guarding someone as fast as Hill is to make sure the defenders take the right angle.
“Yeah, look, we’ve seen it,” Belichick said. “A lot of our players have dealt with it and, as you said, have to make those subtle adjustments in terms of angles and leverage and so forth. Every situation is a little bit different. Who’s where and how fast everybody is moving and what direction we’re going in and the opponent is going in and so forth. Yeah, certainly there has to be an awareness of that. It’s a little bit different with him than everybody else; no question.”
When the Chiefs and the Patriots faced off in Week 6 Hill had no issue against the Patriots secondary catching seven passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns.
If the Patriots want to go into Arrowhead Stadium and pull the upset it’s all going to start with slowing down Hill. If Hill is allowed to run wild, it’s going to be a long game for the Patriots.