Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he reached out Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and himself in a murder-suicide on Saturday.
After shooting Kassandra Perkins, Belcher drove to Arrowhead Stadium and met with Pioli and Crennel, thanking his general manager and coach before taking his life. Given Pioli and Crennel's long history of working in New England, Belichick said the incident shook the Pats as well.
"It's terrible situation [in Kansas City], but with that being said, I think even for the other 31 teams there's certainly a strong ripple effect," he said. "I mean, there's some waves there that I think hit our team and hit every team. I mean, I definitely feel like it hit our team because of our closeness to that organization, if you will, to a degree.
"Every team had to feel that. I mean, every team's got players and every team's got people that are going through different situations and their lives aren't perfect and they're dealing with some type of situation or circumstance or whatever it is. You just really never know how bad it is unless you're inside that body. Who knows what he was dealing with? I'm sure it was terrible."
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