If Bill Belichick Were Capable Of Blushing He Would Have Done Just That As Sean McVay Smooched His Ass Before The Super Bowl
Ugh, I'm disgusted. Not by the fact that the best young coach in the NFL has an unbelievable amount of respect for someone who is almost undeniably the best football mind of all-time. That much should have been pretty obvious before he even spoke a single word to him. Rather, I'm disgusted by how quick Sean McVay was to get up under that oversized windbreaker and massage the ego of a peer who thrives off intimidation and mental manipulation.
We've seen it countless times now. Staring across the field at Bill Belichick makes opposing coaches act completely out of character in big spots. Hell, if we sniffed their drawers in the postgame we might even detect a whiff of stale urine. Honestly, if you made a blooper reel of the ten most inexplicable and monumentally dumb plays of the last decade then the leading man would be the homeless-looking grumpy old man emotionlessly sneering in the background.
Now, Sean McVay didn't exactly leave Marshawn Lynch to helplessly hold his dick in the backfield when he only needed one more yard to clinch a Super Bowl victory. However, he did put a damn bow on the gift of the psychological edge by absolutely gushing in appreciation of Bill Belichick's ability to deploy and maximize talent. By my estimation, he was like two steps of starstruck short of screaming and fanning himself like a teenage girl when the Jonas' brothers walk on stage.
I suppose that self-assurance will come with experience, as he is only 33 years old. Still, Sean McVay was acting like he just reached the front of the line for a meet-and-greet instead of waiting for the Super Bowl to kickoff. No wonder Bill Belichick had the Rams' offense looking half-blind, their protege of a head coach was still trying to shake the damn hearts out of his eyes.