I think we’re getting into bromance territory with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
Belichick, who is usually short and grumbly when asked a question, had quite a bit to say about McCarthy when he was asked about the Packers coach at the NFL meetings on Tuesday.
Most notably, that he’s one of the best in the league.
“Well, I mean, first of all, I’d say Mike’s one of the best coaches in the league, one of the best coaches I’ve ever gone up against,” Belichick said. “I’m sure whatever he’s doing is the right thing. I have a lot of respect for him. I’m sure whatever decisions he’s making for the Green Bay Packers are good ones and ones that he thinks are right. I personally wouldn’t question anything he does.”
Coming from Belichick, that’s a mouthful.
This bromance seemingly started back in November, when the Packers beat the Patriots at Lambeau Field.
After the game, Belichick made it a point to heap praise on McCarthy, which he usually doesn’t do for any opponent. He and McCarthy also lingered for a time at midfield after the game, exchanging pleasantries.
That’s notable because Belichick is usually walking the other direction before he’s even released the grip of his postgame handshake.
But not with Mike.
Bill loves him some Mike McCarthy.