Bill Belichick has a reputation for being short and to the point with his comments. He’s about the opposite of a ‘loud mouth’ and he really lets his actions do the talking most of the time. When it comes to sound bytes and bulletin board material, he’s not your guy. But the message behind his words is usually a good one. So what’s Belichick’s message to the New England Patriots before this weekend’s AFC championship game? ‘Don’t be stupid.’
That statement can apply to a lot of things, but in this case it’s in regards to Colorado’s legalization of marijuana. Adults are now able to use the popular plant for recreational use without fear of legal ramifications.
Patriots’ running back LeGarrette Blount elaborated a little on the head coach’s message to the team:
“It’s a business trip. Nobody is going to care about that. Bill told us about it. He basically told us, ‘Don’t go out there and be stupid.’ (That’s) really good advice.”
You would hope that Patriots’ players would be on their best behavior this weekend even if Belichick didn’t say something, but a reminder is never going to hurt anything. Still, I have a hard time believing that all the players (especially the ones that don’t play) will stay out of the newly legalized cannabis shops. But as long as Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and Blount stay away from the blunts, I think they’ll be okay.