Colin started with some simple, wise life advice that's as applicable to your day-to-day existence as it is to an NFL legend like Belichick:
"If you're sitting around thinking a lot about retirement — and I'm not here to preach, and I'm not here to lecture, and I'm not being a moralist — but if you wake up and you think about retirement, to me, you're not living life to your fullest. Find something you love to do, and do it everyday. And it is never too late to find that thing.
"If you start talking about retirement at 52, you didn't choose the right thing, and brother, you're going to live to be 90 if you eat reasonably well and work out occasionally. Find the right thing to do, and you won't worry about retirement. You'll worry about getting to work on Monday."
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Colin continued by making a distinction between people who love the daily grind and those who just want to cash a paycheck:
"And as you know, I'm a process guy. I'm not an outcome guy. I love prepping for my show often better than the show. I like people like that. I like process people. I'm not really an outcome person.
"So yesterday, Robert Kraft came out — and he's since denied it, but we know it's true — he said, 'I know when Bill Belichick's going to retire." Then later he said, "Well, I don't really know, we don't have a pact, I was just kidding ..." Here's the thing. Here are the places you should retire from: a lug nut factory. The post office. The department of motor vehicles. I'll give you a pass. Retire.
"When you're the best football coach in the world, there should never be a moment you're going to say to yourself, "Seventh Super Bowl? I'm getting out of here." This week is why you get into the business. Sunday is why you get into the business.
"Nick Saban just had the No. 1 recruiting class in America. Don't retire. There is no sign of slippage with Belichick or Nick Saban. And both Belichick and Saban are process guys. What do I mean by that?"
For Colin, there are certainly a lot of people in the entertainment industry who fall into the category of "outcome people," however — and that includes some football players and coaches:
"A lot of actors are outcome people. Tom Hanks? Process people. They like the work, they like the grind. Cam Newton? Never been a fan. He's an outcome guy. He doesn't want to put in the time. He likes what football provides, but I don't think he loves football. He complains about it too much. Cam Newton's an outcome guy.
"Drew Brees, Russell Wilson? They're process guys. They like getting to work at four. They kind of get off on it. It's like a natural high. ... Barry Switzer, the football coach? He was an outcome guy. He liked some of the process, but you don't retire at 51 years old at the top of your game if you love the process. Barry liked the outcome more than the process. The old joke is Barry partied more at the Super Bowl than the Cowboy players."
Yet Belichick is a process guy, which Colin says means the Patriots coach isn't going anywhere any time soon:
"Barry was an outcome guy. Cam's an outcome guy. [Belichick is not.] So Belichick and Saban, you're not going anywhere. Don't think about it, don't worry about it. You make football better, and Sunday is why you go to work as a pro coach."