Steve Belichick doesn’t appear too enthused about his newfound social media fame.
The son of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick — and a longtime defensive coach on his father’s workers — grew to become the topic of a viral meme parade when New England suffered a 19-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 3.
Fans flooded Twitter with candid, in-game photographs that confirmed Belichick’s animated faces, accompanied by his lengthy mullet haircut — a signature coiffure he’s been rocking for some time.
“Uh, yeah, I heard about that,” he stated Tuesday when requested in regards to the memes.
“I saw some of that stuff. I mean, nothing I could do about that. I don’t know. It is what it is. But, yeah, I mean, I don’t know. There were some good ones out there. But I heard about it.”
Belichick added that he realized about fan-driven memes by former Patriots security Patrick Chung.
“So, he thought it was funny,” Belichick stated about Chung. “But yeah, it was an eventful afternoon for the family, so there was a lot going on in my head outside of football. But he understood that, so he kept it lighthearted.”
Belichick joined his father’s workers in 2012, and his youthful brother, Brian Belichick additionally coaches Patriots’ safeties.
New England (2-3) performs host to Dallas (4-1) on Sunday.