FS1’s Skip Bayless said Bill Belichick isn’t a great coach. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)
Skip Bayless is full of hot takes, and usually ones that are insane, but his take Thursday on FS1’s “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe may have outdid them all.
According to Bayless, Belichick isn’t a great coach.
Sharpe and Bayless were debating if Patriots owner Robert Kraft needed to choose between Tom Brady and Belichick, who would he choose?
“If I’m Bob Kraft, that’s a laughable question to me, because I’m picking the quarterback,” Bayless said. “If it’s just two years from now, and Tom says he can play three more, I am picking the quarterback. I’ll go find another coach.”
Sharpe challenged Bayless saying great coaches don’t grow on trees and that was when Bayless doubled down.
“I don’t think he’s a great coach,” Bayless said. “I think he’s a very good one. All I know is that in his first six years of head coaching, he had five losing seasons before Tom Brady fell out of the sky and into his lap. And by the way, in that year of 2001, with Bill Belichick as the head coach, he had fallen to 0-2 and I know various assistants on his staff were ready to put their house on the market because they all thought they were going to get fired after they went 5-11 the previous year … if he’s an all-time great coach, he would have been better than he was in Cleveland. Tom Brady saved his job and turned around his career.”
Normally, Bayless doesn’t deserve any attention, but this was so bad it needed to be shared.