Belichick goes off on football metrics again Dan Leberfeld

Bill Belichick isn’t a fan of all these websites that provide football metrics that many fans and reporters rely on.

This week he was asked about QB metrics and went off.

“What the hell is that? I mean, you can take those advanced websites and metric them in whatever you want,” Belichick said. “I don’t know. I have no idea. I’ve never looked at one. I wouldn’t even care to look at one. I don’t even care what they say.

“As far as the quarterback goes, read the coverage, throw the ball to the open receiver, take the best matchup. That’s what it is in a nutshell. The quicker we’re open, the clearer the picture, the sooner the ball’s going to come out. If we don’t have anybody open, who’s the quarterback going to throw it to? So it’s timing, decision-making, execution by the entire offensive team. That’s what the passing game is. Receivers have got to get open and catch the ball. The quarterback’s got to read the coverage, make the right decision, make an accurate throw.

“All the metrics they use and all that, I have no idea. You need to ask that to a smarter coach than me.”