Steve Belichick

Chase Winovich reacts to Steve Belichick gracing 'Nantucket Magazine' cover

Chase Winovich reacts to Steve Belichick gracing 'Nantucket Magazine' cover

Who said the Belichicks are camera shy?

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick turned heads earlier this month when he was spotted filming a Subway commercial in Connecticut.

On Friday, it was his son's turn to steal the spotlight: Patriots outside linebackers coach Steve Belichick graced the latest Nantucket Magazine cover along with his wife, Jen, and their daughter, Blakely.

Nantucket has been Bill Belichick's go-to offseason getaway for years -- he worked from the island during the 2020 NFL Draft -- and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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The Belichick clan is notoriously private, though -- especially Steve, who has maintained a very low profile during his nine years with the Patriots -- so Bill's middle child landing on a magazine cover is notable news.

Chase Winovich apparently thought so, as the Patriots edge rusher chimed in with a style review on Twitter.

Winovich certainly has enough hair to pull off a mullet, and he may have the same hair color as his position coach after moving on from the "bleach blond" look.

Steve's photo shoot also came with a written profile of the 33-year-old coaching prodigy, who admitted in the interview he plans to work for his father as long as the Patriots head coach stays in New England.

"I’m always listening, but I like working for my dad,” Steve told Nantucket Magazine's Jason Graziadei. “Until he retires—as long as he doesn’t fire me—I’ll try and work for him.”

Steve Belichick: 'My dad is my role model, my idol'

Steve Belichick: 'My dad is my role model, my idol'

Steve and Bill Belichick's lives revolve around football, they always have.

Considering their lives are so football-consumed, the Belichicks didn't have as much time to bond as they would've liked as Steve grew up. Now, they're making up for that lost time with Steve serving on his father's coaching staff with the Patriots.

“Growing up under a football coach, you don’t see your dad as much as you would like to," Steve Belichick said, according to Christopher Mason of MassLive.com. "So it was a total flip of the script. I went from not seeing him, seeing him once, twice a week to seeing him too many hours a day. So it took a little adjusting but I couldn’t be happier. We spend a ton of time together and it’s great to learn from somebody like that.”

Having a father who's played a major role in the NFL throughout the course of his life, Steve, who coaches Pats safeties and is the defensive play-caller, acknowledged that it has had a lot to do with his career path.

“My dad is my role model," Steve Belichick said. "He’s my idol. I’ve always looked up to him. I’m sure that influenced me getting to where I’ve come. But I’m my own person and I’m just trying to be me.”

The younger Belichick added that when he was younger, Bill used to coach him on football and lacrosse -- acting like less of a parent and more of a mentor. 

That mentorship clearly has served Steve well with the New England defense drawing accolades as one of the NFL's best. 

Bill and Steve will take the field together, as always, on Sunday when the Patriots take on the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium. 

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Report: Steve Belichick is Patriots defensive play-caller

Report: Steve Belichick is Patriots defensive play-caller

The Patriots defense is off to a historic start, having allowed only 40 points in their first eight games. And they've done it without a defensive coordinator.

As has been Bill Belichick's custom recently (as in last season with then-linebackers coach-now-Dolphins coach Brian Flores), there's no coordinator per se, but a defensive play-caller. Who that was this season  - among Belichick, first-year inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo and secondary coach Steve Belichick - has been unclear.  

Steve Belichick, the head coach's son, has been calling defensive plays for weeks, multiple Patriots players confirmed to the Boston Herald.  

Mayo, who has garnered significant attention in his first season on the coaching staff, was calling the plays in the preseason but according to the Herald's Andrew Callahan, "passed the play sheet over to his old film room partner" in the regular season. The story chronicles how Mayo, as an injured linebacker, and the younger Belichick, as a coaching assistant, had spent a lot of time together in previous seasons looking at film together.

That's not to say that there couldn't be someone else looking over their shoulders. More from Callahan's story:

Bill Belichick remains ever-observant on the sideline, jotting notes and getting a feel for the game. Whenever he deems necessary, the head man will turn from the field and address his defense with an adjustment.

Safe to assume that even with one defensive play-caller, maneuvering the NFL's best defense remains a collaborative effort. 

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