BOSTON — Bill Belichick is 70, in his 28th season as head coach and his 23rd season as head coach of the New England Patriots. At this point in his life and career, he has set certain expectations for his game day appearance. Typically, he wears a navy or gray hoodie or jacket, maybe with a splash of red.
But when Belichick took to the court Sunday in Miami, he showed he wasn’t afraid to mix things up.
Belichick wore a white quarter-zip jacket on the court for pregame warm-ups — a risky move after Labor Day in locations outside of South Florida and an overall new look for the coach.
Patriots.com’s Mike Dussault, who has been tracking Belichick’s record in all of his secondary outfits, was surprised by the development.
Belichick once infamously mixed up his look by opting for a red hoodie for Super Bowl XLII, a seemingly innocuous decision that nonetheless lives on forever in the painful memories of Patriots fans.
Win or lose, the outcome of Sunday’s match is unlikely to leave such a lasting memory.