NFL Twitter is loving Belichick's ragtag press conference look originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
If you put on clothes today, congrats on looking more put-together than the greatest coach in NFL history.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who's never been accused of being a sharp dresser, took his complete disregard for fashion to a new level during a press conference Wednesday morning.
Here's what Belichick wore during a Zoom call with reporters:
Bill Belichick, this morning: pic.twitter.com/482qJ9vjCu— Boston.com Patriots News (@BDCPatriots) September 23, 2020
What's older: that sweatshirt or the Patriots' franchise?
The internet was quick to react to Belichick dressing like he hadn't slept in weeks. Here's a handful of reactions from NFL Twitter:
If you didn’t know this was Bill Belichick, how would you assume this gentleman spent his last 24 hours? pic.twitter.com/tQYezWHd2x— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) September 23, 2020
Me working at the office vs Me working from home pic.twitter.com/jRNP2mSaFu— Pats Pulpit (@patspulpit) September 23, 2020
When you thought the Zoom was just going to be a phone call pic.twitter.com/z52ysJyC3l— Nora Princiotti (@NoraPrinciotti) September 23, 2020
How I think I look on a Zoom call vs How I actually look on a Zoom call pic.twitter.com/sIMLknMHcN— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) September 23, 2020
Bill Belichick looks like he just completed Naked and Afraid. pic.twitter.com/XAdD3bCYru— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 23, 2020
Bill Belichick is The High Sparrow in Game of Thrones. 😂 pic.twitter.com/QKa90LUWPJ— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) September 23, 2020
As others pointed out, Belichick could not be further on the fashion spectrum from his quarterback, Cam Newton:
I'm just waiting for the Cam vs Belichick fashion show pic.twitter.com/GUIWrqmBIh— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 23, 2020
Cam on Tuesday: “If I hit certain incentives I will be able to dress all the coaches, including Bill Belichick.”— Chris Mason (@ByChrisMason) September 23, 2020
Bill on Wednesday: pic.twitter.com/nR9r86nJpe
Former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham, meanwhile, insisted Belichick's apparent disinterest in his appearance was in fact a calculated move.
I love that Belichick did this, there are no mistakes with stuff like this...he knows the players will see it. Back late off a West Coast loss on SNF, surprise 2-0 team coming to town. It’s a f’ing work week, baby. The grind didn’t just start on Wednesday. Message sent. pic.twitter.com/pRO6XWRR66— Matt Chatham (@chatham58) September 23, 2020
The Patriots host the 2-0 Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, and if they pull off the win, maybe we'll see this sorry excuse for a sweatshirt more often.