Belichick turns 'beast mode' at 4th quarter
The New England Patriots are used to being in the Super Bowl. They had won five Super Bowl championships this century. But Super Bowl LI seemed a little different. It seemed as if victory may elude them, this time.
The Patriots were facing a 19-point deficit going into the fourth quarter and everyone had to be wondering what was going through the mind of head coach Bill Belichick as the minutes of the final quarter ticked away.
Throughout the game, Belichick showed little emotion. There were no signs at all about him being worried about his team coming back to win the game. In the first three quarters, Belichick seemed cool calm and collected as if he knew his team was going to win the game. He stood on the sideline with his arms folded into his chest with his usual straight face showing no emotion. He moved around on the sideline from time-to-time when there was a missed catch, dropped pass, or a sack of quarterback Tom Brady. He never panicked.
Going into the fourth, Belichick had a different look and posture on his face. His nerves were starting to get the best of him. However, with the clock winding down and time running out, it would be Tom Brady’s and Belichicks time to shine. The look on Belichick’s eyes and face turned into that of beast mode. He moved along the sideline with more confidence and called plays with ease and no pressure. With a 2-yard run by James White to tie the game and eventually send it into overtime, this would be Belichick’s time to shine. In overtime Belichick moved with more urgency as he and team would try and win the game with a touchdown, after winning the flip and received the ball. On the last play of the game Belichick had the face of confidence as he and his team would win Super Bowl 51 giving the franchise six Lombardi Trophies and six Super Bowl rings.
It’s as if he never doubted the Patriots would win.