Report: Belichick lets loose on Jets
The colorful quotes in the Jets-Patriots rivalry typically are supplied by Rex Ryan, but the roles were reversed after Sunday night's blowout win by New England.
As the usually reserved Patriots coach Bill Belichick walked off the MetLife Stadium field, he threw his arm around his son, Stephen, and added an exclamation mark to the 37-16 victory.
"Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the league, s--- my d---," he said, according to the New York Post.
The remark just adds to the humiliating defeat the Patriots handed the Jets. The man in the hoodie doesn't deliver gems like that to the press, but he clearly relished in beating the brash-talking Ryan and the Jets.
Belichick was asked about the comment Monday morning on WFAN.
"Any conversations I had privately I'll keep private," he said.
The Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs last season in a surprising home loss to the Jets. When Ryan arrived in New York in 2009, he quickly declared he was "not here to kiss Bill Belichick's, you know, rings."
With Sunday night's win, their second of the season over the Jets, the Patriots took a one-game lead in the AFC East and seized the tiebreaker.