Bill Belichick admits he gets nervous before every Patriots game

Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm

FOXBORO -- Like most of the team and all of New England for that matter, Bill Belichick will be nervous come Sunday.

But, that isn't anything unusual.

Belichick admitted Friday he gets nervous before every game.

"Yeah, every week," he said.

Even more so for a postseason game?

"They all count in this league," he said. "Just let me know the next game that doesn’t matter so I can take that into account."

Finally, Belichick gave in and expanded on his nerves.

"Nervous, yeah. Sure," he said. "You want to go out there and do well. There’s an anxiety. We all have things in the game that we have to do. You want to perform them well, not let your team down because everybody’s counting on you to do your job. You’re counting on everybody else to do theirs. You don’t worry about everybody else. You just worry about doing what you can do and make sure you don’t screw up what you’re supposed to do, what you’re responsible for, because nobody else can do that. That’s your job, and we all have jobs to do. We all want to do them well."

The Patriots will take on the Chiefs Sunday night in the AFC title game.

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