Video: Bill Belichick Held His First Press Conference Of The Season

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sat down for a video press conference, the first of the season early this afternoon with Patriots beat reporters. Belichick discussed some big issues including the players that have chosen to opt out, and the recently Cam Newton. Bill Belichick had not previously spoken about the signing until today.

“Things worked out,” Belichick said on a conference call. “We spent quite a bit of time with Cam, and he spent quite a bit of time with us. I think it was a mutual interest. We spoke to quite a number of different people and had a number of different conversations just trying to see how the fit would be. It was very positive on our end, and I’m glad it worked out.”

Belichick stopped short of awarding the starting job to Cam Newton. There will definetly be a competition for the job. Whoever performs the best will ultimately be the starting quarterback this season.

The Patriots also had six players opt out of the 2020 season. Coach Bill Belichick also defended the players by saying each one of those men made an individual decision, and he respects each choice.

“I respect all of them,” Belichick told reporters. “I respect all the players on our team. We all have to make decisions. And I talked to those guys, and they explained their situations. They had to make the decision that was best for them, and I totally respect and support it 100 percent.”

“I think everybody’s got to make their own individual decisions on that, and they have to weigh their own situation,” he said. “Each one of us is unique and we all have different lives, situations, families, environments, and so forth and so on. So, there is no two situations that are the same. Everybody will have to make their own decision on that.

“My crystal ball is kind of cloudy right now, so I have no idea of what will happen along those lines. I think everybody in the league, every team in the league, every player, every coach, everybody in the league is involved in that to some degree. So we’ll just have to see how it turns out.”