Bill Belichick takes another jab at meteorologists

Ryan Hannable
January 07, 2019 - 5:52 pm

The Patriots winning the AFC East and earning first-round byes are seemingly yearly traditions at this point, and so is Bill Belichick taking subtle shots at meteorologists. 

Belichick did once again Monday on his appearance with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria.

After long-range forecasts Monday morning predicted cold, snowy conditions for Sunday's AFC divisional round game against the Chargers, the coach was asked if he hopes for those elements given the Chargers will be coming from the warmer elements on the West Coast?

“I usually don’t worry too much about the forecast until the day of the game because it is pretty hard to get that right," he said. "We’ll see what happens.”

This is certainly not the first time Belichick has taken a dig at meteorologists. Before the 2014 game against the Broncos in October, Belichick was asked about the potential for bad weather conditions.

“Based on the forecasts we’ve gotten so far this year, none of them were very close to what the game conditions were," he said. "There was a 100 percent chance of rain last week, and the only water I saw was on the Gatorade table. It is what it is. We’ve got to be ready for whatever it is.”

As for this Sunday, the long-range forecast has already been tweaked a bit with the chances for snow diminishing, but as Belichick said, we'll have to wait until Sunday to know for sure.

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