Bill Belichick was in vintage form at his Wednesday press conference

Wednesday October 29th, 2014

There's nothing Patriots head coach Bill Belichick loves more than toying with reporters. With the Patriots set to face Peyton Manning for the 16th time this weekend, Belichick must have known he was going to get plenty of the same old questions about their so-called rivalry. So Belichick came armed with plenty of dull answers.

The king of them all is the one in the video above, but this one is pretty great, too:

Q: Can you appreciate the rivalry that Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have developed over the years? 

A: Yeah, sure. 

Belichick: Peyton Manning the 'best quarterback I’ve coached against'​

The key to getting Belichick to talk is to ask him a smart question about actual football. "How important is communication post-snap on defense in defending their route combinations?" someone asked him earlier. His answer was 462 words long.  

- Dan Gartland

[video via SB Nation]

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