Bill Belichick asked about his New Year’s resolution immediately after Patriots loss to Bills

Bill Belichick isn’t usually in the mood to talk about anything when the Patriots lose. That’s especially true when the topic strays away from football, as one reporter learned on Sunday.

In the aftermath of the Patriots’ 33-21 loss to the Bills in Week 16, an unidentified reporter asked whether Belichick had any New Year’s resolutions that he was willing to share. In typical Belichickian fashion, he was uninterested in answering her query at that time.

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Perhaps another coach would have cracked a joke about beating their next opponent, but Belichick likes to keep things to football. That said, he did say that he would consider discussing New Year’s resolutions at another time.

“Maybe next week,” he said.

As such, this was hardly a big deal at all. Neither party made a big fuss about the question or the answer.

Still, it captured the attention of many on Twitter, who were surprised that the reporter would direct such a question at Belichick after an important loss. It also prompted a few jokes about Belichick’s relationship with the media and his notorious desire not to give his opponents a competitive advantage.

This is the second consecutive week that Belichick’s interactions with Patriots reporters have become a story. After their Week 15 loss to the Colts, Belichick was particularly miffed during his postgame news conference and later apologized to reporters for his short, repetitive answers.

This situation won’t require an apology from either side, and will likely be an afterthought in short order.

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