Judging by his voice, it’s safe to say the apple that is Steve Belichick didn’t fall far from his father’s tree.

A video clip of the New England Patriots safeties coach speaking to reporters emerged last month, and it struck many viewers for a pretty funny reason: he sounds exactly like his father, Bill Belichick. Close your eyes, give the clip a listen and tell us if his voice isn’t a replica of the legendary Patriots head coach’s.

It’s all there in the Steve Belichick clip: the tone of voice; the pattern of speech; the dry humor.

And it makes perfect sense. Who has a bigger influence on a child’s manner of speech than his or her parents?

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