Bill Belichick has a reputation for being Bill Belichick.
And by that I mean, his press conferences have a reputation for being the most pointless exercises in human history. He’s a one man Media Relations Department. An extremely assholish Media Relations Department.
With Bill Belichick all information is on a need to know basis. And according to BB, no one ever needs to know anything. Ever.
This exchange is really egregious in douchitude; even by Bill Belichick standards
Q: How close was Rob Gronkowski to playing yesterday?
Bill Belichick: I don’t know. He was inactive.
Q: Did he have a shot to play?
Bill Belichick: He was inactive.
Q: Going into the day, was there a chance he’d play?
Bill Belichick: He was inactive for the game.
Q: What about Danny Amendola?
Belichick: He was inactive too.
Q: I know they were inactive.
Belichick: They were inactive so they didn’t play.
Q: I think you have an idea how close they were.
Belichick: Well, they weren’t able to play. What do you want, percentage points? They couldn’t play.
Q: Going into the day, did you know they couldn’t play?
Belichick: They were inactive.
Q: That doesn’t answer my question.
Belichick: They were inactive, it’s as simple as that.
Reading between the lines, it appears that Gronkowski and Amendola were inactive.
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