Patriots player says Bill Belichick once blessed him with homemade mixtape
The disc included music from Belichick favorite Bon Jovi
(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)
By Brett Smiley
Despite an overwhelming body of evidence that Bill Belichick is a football-coaching, tablet-hating robot singularly focused on dismantling his opponents, there's a multitude of accounts from the 64-year-old's former players and peers who have revealed that the coach indeed has a lighter side.
One such account came on Wednesday morning from former Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather (2007-2010) who inspired the coach to create a mix CD for him after hearing Meriweather's rap single "VIP on Swole." Back in 2011, the safety's song debuted on Boston's "Toucher & Rich" and Belichick was not impressed, to say the least. "I put you together a CD of some real music," Meriweather says Belichick told him after hearing it.
Anyhow, Meriweather came back on the show to discuss the contents of that CD and it's pretty amusing:
Basically it boils down to a difference in taste -- to each his own -- which Meriweather acknowledges. Meriweather has frantically searched for the CD and says he cannot find it, but he does recall a few of the tracks and one song in particular by Bon Jovi as the coach and Jon Bon Jovi "might be best friends or something," he said.
Brandon Meriweather told us 3 songs Bill Belichick put on his mix-CD for him were Springsteen, Tim McGraw, & Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer".