It’s not an easy task to stand in front of New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick and ask him a question. To stand there and ask something that even a toddler would think is dumb has to make the job just a little more difficult.
Known for his short, stingy answers, Belichick had a new answer to showcase early Tuesday morning.
Belichick on if the staff is scouring other 90-man rosters for potential pickups after cut day:
“What do you think we’re doing? It’s camp. We’re not having watermelon rolls.”
— Nora Princiotti (@NoraPrinciotti) August 28, 2018
A watermelon roll?! Are you conducting watermelons rolls or eating them? Are either actually a thing?
A reporter asked the coach if he and the staff are searching over other 90-man rosters for possible signees. A simple “yes, of course” answer would do just fine; however, Belichick did what Belichick does best.
We stand with 'wattamelon rolls' #watermelonrollgate pic.twitter.com/omoOZu64P9
— Hartford Athletic (@hfdathletic) August 28, 2018
For those who don’t know, the watermelon rolls that Belichick ostensibly mentions are those old watermelon-shaped sherbets that, from the labeling, are quite refreshing. He is basically stating that the Patriots are not kicking back and enjoying some ice cream (or so we think).
The Patriots, like all other teams, are searching for steals which will come from cut day on Sept. 1. In the meantime, reporters need to improve on their inquisitiveness — at least when talking to Bill.