Bill Belichick Pokes Fun at Rob Gronkowski With Perfect Joke at Tom Brady's Roast

The former Patriots coach went deep into his playbook for this zinger.
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Former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick dug deep into his playbook to unleash a few zingers while taking the microphone during Netflix's roast of Tom Brady on Sunday.

Although the whole night was dedicated to making fun of the seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady, Belichick took down another one of his former players—tight end Rob Gronkowski—with a witty joke.

"You know, a lot of people connect me with a saying called, 'Do your job.' And telling people to do their jobs,'" Belichick said at the podium. "And Gronk, I've been watching you on FOX NFL Sunday, and I'm begging you—please—stop doing your job.

"Do another job. Do somebody else's job."

The cameras cut to Gronkowski laughing hard alongside former Patriots teammate Julian Edelman.

Gronkowski, who retired from the NFL for good in June 2022, has appeared on the FOX NFL Sunday show alongside Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and the crew the past two seasons.

Belichick wasn't done there, either. He took a side swipe at Apple TV's recent documentary The Dynasty: New England Patriots for, well, not shining the greatest light on his character and coaching style in Foxborough.

What a night of comedy in Los Angeles.

Tom Dierberger


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