Bill Belichick has it made in New England. So why would the Patriots coach ever leave the friendly confines of Gillette Stadium?
Well, if you ask WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and giantsinsider.com writer Jerry Foley, Belichick’s ties to the New York Giants might make him the perfect person to take over as the team’s head coach following Tom Coughlin’s resignation.
Breathe, Patriots fans. There aren’t any reports linking Belichick to the Giants’ opening. Instead, Esiason and Foley simply were pointing out that Belichick’s ties to the organization — 12 years of ties as an assistant coach and later a defensive coordinator, to be exact — hypothetically make him an intriguing man for the job.
“If the Patriots are somehow eliminated in two weeks, I really believe they’re going to call them and at least ask about Belichick,” Foley told CBS Sports Radio’s “Ferrall on the Bench” on Wednesday. “I know it’s insane, but if there’s one organization where (Belichick) would go back to, I think it’s the Giants.
“He loves the Giants. He had tears in his eyes when he went back to Giants Stadium when he was with the Patriots. I think he would love to come in on a white horse and say, ‘I’m running this whole thing.’ I know it’s insane, but what else can he accomplish in New England? He’s got four Super Bowls. I’m just saying it wouldn’t surprise me if it happened.”
Listen to what both men had to say about the possibility of Belichick coming back to the Giants in the audio players below.
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Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shakes hands with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin