Thursday, September 15, 2011

NFL Films Delivers Another Gem In "Bill Belichick: A Football Life"

Tonight, NFL Network broadcast the first of a two-part series entitled "Bill Belichick: A Football Life." Belichick was taped/recorded in every possible situation by NFL Films during the 2009 season.  They showed him on the field, practice, film room, and in his office talking over strategy and reminiscing with important Patriot figures like Tom Brady and owner Robert Kraft.

It's certainly not the sullen, reticent Belichick that most NFL fans outside of New England are used to seeing. We were treated to a nice flashback of his days as the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants where he won two Super Bowls and some flashes of emotion that we've only rarely seen from him.

Apparently when NFL films first approached Belichick about filming him during the 2009 season, the idea was to gather footage for a retrospective special once he retired in the future.  However, when NFL films was trying to come up with an idea for a biographical special for this year, they decided to develop the vast amount of material they had on Belichick.

Part Two will be aired next Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on the NFL Network, and Part One will be re-broadcast at various times over the next week.

If you call yourself a football fan, you should watch this documentary.  I'm glad that there is another hour still to show, because the only criticism I have is that I wanted more.

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