Now and then we provide trends, rankings and projections about the New England Patriots. Some of the information and data is even geared specifically towards the multi-billion dollar industry of Fantasy Football.
Why? Because we know you have a team. Maybe multiple teams. So does your neighbor. Your brother. Your boss. Almost everyone in your circle.
If you’re a Patriots homer, you might be considering quarterback Mac Jones and his projected 23 touchdown passes as a mid-round steal in your upcoming Fantasy Football Draft. Perhaps Hunter Henry at tight end makes sense. Or even a flier on rookie receiver Tyquan Thornton or part of the running-back-by-committee featuring Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson.
New England coach Bill Belichick has long been known as a no-nonsense curmudgeon who focuses on the next snap or opponent but little else outside his Hall-of-Fame blinders.
But with six Super Bowls in his pocket and recently having turned 70, has he softened enough to notice and/or care about something other than football: Like, perhaps, Fantasy Football?
A young reporter at training camp Thursday posed the question and received a playful earful of Belichickian.