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A poor reporter felt Bill Belichick's wrath over bad Chargers question

A poor reporter felt Bill Belichick's wrath over bad Chargers question

What's the secret to getting a good press conference answer from Bill Belichick?

For starters: Have your facts straight.

One reporter learned this lesson the hard way Wednesday when he posed an unfortunate question to the New England Patriots head coach about Los Angeles Chargers wide receivers Keenan Allen and ... Williams.

Here's the exchange, which starts at about the 3:55 mark in the video below:

Reporter: "Bill, do you see any similarities with Williams and Allen?"

Belichick: Williams...

Reporter: The wide receiver.

Belichick: There's two of them. (Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams)

Reporter: Um... Mike?

Belichick: *head-shaking death stare*

There are, in fact, two receivers named Williams on the Chargers, and both are quite talented: The duo combined for 15 of Los Angeles' 32 receiving touchdowns this season and each had more than 650 receiving yards.

After properly shaming the reporter for his lack of Chargers receiver knowledge, Belichick answered the question anyway.

"Um, look, they have a very good receiving group,” Belichick said. “They’re big, fast. They’re hard to tackle after the catch. They make big plays down the field. Both the Williams' are averaging about 15 yards a catch, something like that."

Don't expect the Patriots to overlook either Williams on Sunday in what could be a close-fought AFC Divisional Round matchup.

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Bill Belichick stays silent in awkward but comical run-in with L.A. paparazzi

Bill Belichick stays silent in awkward but comical run-in with L.A. paparazzi

If there's one thing that is well-known about Bill Belichick, it's that he doesn't have a lot of patience with the media. He tends to give short answers to questions and in one of his most famous press conferences, he simply repeated the phrase "we're on to Cincinnati" over and over again.

That said, it's no surprise that Belichick didn't say much during a recent run-in with Los Angeles paparazzi.

In video captured by TMZ Sports, Belichick was seen on a date night with his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, and was swarmed by the paparazzi. Belichick stayed completely silent for almost the entirety of the encounter.

Everything happening in the video is both entertaining and extremely awkward. The questions being hurled and met with a weak smile from Belichick, the man who referred to Belichick as "Tom", and even man in the background trying to get Belichick's autograph...on a baseball. There's simply so much going on here, and it went exactly how most would expect it to go.

This encounter capped off a big week for Belichick. He was at two pro days this week, Georgia and Alabama, to do work on some of the prospects for the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. One of the prospects of note was Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr., who posted a photo with Belichick and Nick Saban after the event.

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Next Pats Podcast: Troy Brown on what it takes to be a receiver in Bill Belichick's system

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Next Pats Podcast: Troy Brown on what it takes to be a receiver in Bill Belichick's system

2:15 - Phil Perry is joined by Patriots Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Brown to break down how different types of receivers are utilized in Bill Belichick's system.

6:33 - Troy begins by discussing the role of the slot receiver: How he lines up on the field, and what kind of player he needs to be both physically and mentally.

11:11 - Next, Troy defines what the 'Z position' receiver is and gives examples of those versatile types of players from his time in the league.

16:25 - Troy finishes by explaining the role of receivers in the 'X position,' the big play makers on the outside, and how the Patriots haven't had a true 'X' since Randy Moss.

21:23 - Phil goes through a handful of prospective receivers the Patriots could draft this year and determines if they would fit in the Slot, Z position (26:41), or the X position (30:22) in the Patriots system.

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