The original article was published by NBC Sports Boston and was titled “Rodgers plays coy about lengthy postgame chat with Belichick.” On a good day, Bill Belichick’s postgame handshakes last roughly five seconds. But it seems that Aaron Rodgers brings out the talkative side of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Belichick and Rodgers had a roughly 30-second talk at midfield following the Patriots’ 27-24 overtime defeat to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, which is an eternity in Belichick’s book.
Even though Belichick and Rodgers have a great deal of respect for one another, it was still surprising to see Belichick spend so much time conversing with an opponent, particularly following a defeat. So what were they discussing, exactly? However, Rodgers did admit that he and Belichick had spoken before and after the game in his post-game press conference.
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Before the game, he stopped by, and we spoke, Rodgers told the media. “The ability to occasionally have private talks is excellent. He approached us while we were in the throwing lines, and after a beautiful embrace and verbal exchange, he left.”
Last week, Rodgers lavished praise on Belichick, referring to him twice as the best head coach in history and calling him a “living legend.”
The 38-year-old indicated that following Sunday’s game, he said more good things to Belichick. The things I mentioned about Bill last week were true, as is always the case, according to Rodgers. “He’s a fantastic leader and always has his team prepared to play based on the manner he instructs and the success he’s had. The rest I’ll leave to some of the stray microphones that maybe cut some of it, but those were some of the thoughts I’m sure I echoed.”
In his postgame news conference, Belichick also showered Rodgers with flowers, thus attributing the victory to the Packers’ quarterback.
In the end, Belichick claimed, Rodgers was “simply too excellent.” “He made some passes that were unique to Rodgers. He was just too intelligent, good, and accurate, and we had very excellent coverage on those.” If that was the final NFL matchup between Rodgers and Belichick, they undoubtedly parted ways amicably.