New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was seen throwing his phone in frustration after losing a challenge during the Monday clash against Buffalo Bills.
For the first time since 2008, Patriots failed to earn a berth in the playoffs this year. Add salt to the wound, the six-time Super Bowl Champions suffered their third consecutive loss against Bills at home, succumbing to a 9-28 defeat.
However, it was Bill Belichick and his out of character behaviour during the match that has been going viral in the NFL Twitter.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick throws phone after losing challenge
Early in the second half, Bills were on the first play of their possession and quarterback Josh Allen made a pass to tight end Dawson Knox who was close to the sidelines.
Assuming the pass was an incomplete one because Knox didn’t have both of his feet down, Belichick threw a challenge flag on the play.
However, before the refs responded to the challenge, Belichick perceived it was a poor decision from his end and took out the anger on his phone, throwing it on the sidelines.
Bill Belichick, who is completing his second decade with the team, is known for his calm and composed attitude in the sidelines. Without any doubt, behaviour like this from the head coach was alien for both the Patriots fans as well as the NFL fandom.
Bill Belichick not considering Josh Josh Allen as MVP favorite
Josh Allen has been one of the frontrunners for this season’s MVP award and anded another superb performance against Patriots, passing for 320 yards, completing 27 of 36 including two touchdown passes.
However, latest reports suggest that Belichick is not on board with the idea of seeing the Bills QB as a favourite.
In ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ broadcast, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick had claimed the Patriots chief is not seeing through the craze surrounding Allen.
“Talking with him this week, he (Bill Belichick) didn’t buy into the Josh Allen craze. He said, ‘You know what, we actually played pretty good defense against Josh Allen when we played in November,'” Griese said in the podcast.
“There was no question that Bill really got fired up when we were talking to him about potentially being swept, Josh Allen being one of the MVP favorites- he was not having any of it,” added Riddick.