Between The Tackles: Will Trump-Belichick Friendship Distract Patriots?


When was the last time you heard New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick publicly discuss anything other than football?

That time Belichick referenced Mona Lisa Vito from ‘My Cousin Vinny’ in a diatribe refuting Deflategate accusations might come to mind. But that was football-related. Doesn’t count.

How about that time he talked about daylight saving time and not knowing how to turn his car clock back? That counts, but it hardly was controversial, which is why it seemed like Gillette Stadium was turned upside down this week when Belichick broke from his typically tight-lipped ways.

In case you missed it, now President-elect Donald Trump recited a flattering and supportive letter written by the Patriots coach at a rally Monday night. In this week’s edition of “Between the Tackles,”’s Michaela Vernava, Doug Kyed and Zack Cox analyze the unusual event of an external distraction trickling into New England’s locker room, and whether or not it could affect the team as it prepares for an important matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

And what better way to escape from the recent political tension than a little comic relief? New York Times best-selling author and comedian Sarah Colonna joins the conversation, talking about her marriage to Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, being a WAG and her “friendship” with Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen.

Listen to “Between the Tackles” in the player above.

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