New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is coming off a rough year.
Following the departure of Tom Brady, the organization was forced to scramble for a replacement. Eventually Cam Newton got the nod – but the results weren’t great. Between his uneven play and multiple big name stars sitting the year out due to COVID, the Patriots finished 7-9 on the year and failed to make the playoffs.
It got so bad at one point that opposing teams were openly ridiculing Belichick, his style and his legacy.
This week, Belichick looked to turn the page on the disaster that was last year by doing something truly special.
The Patriots head coach agreed to get his hair cut by linebacker Brandon King as part of Granite Telecommunications’ annual “Saving by Shaving” benefit for Boston Children’s Hospital.
Video of the haircut speaks for itself:
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“Well that’s shorter than it’s been in a while,” Belichick can be heard saying. “Thanks, Brandon. Happy to partner with Boston Children’s Hospital and Granite.”
With getting fresh haircuts no longer a concern for the foreseeable future, Belichick can now focus on the looming season.
The Patriots went out and added Trent Brown this past week, obnoxious tattoo and all, in a swap of second round picks. That’s a good start.
On Friday, it was also revealed that Newton was re-signing with the organization on a one-year, $14 million. That’s a more questionable move. Presumably it means that rather than pursuing a franchise quarterback via trade the way many anticipated, New England will do it in the draft – but everything is still up in the air at this point.
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