Perfect timing has been a huge part of Bill Belichick’s success with the New England Patriots.
More often than not, he knows when to go for a gutsy call that will change a game’s complexion.
He knows when to put in a specific player who will have a tremendous impact on the outcome.
He anticipates what the other coach would like to do and calls counter initiatives to derail their cause.
Even timing in front-office decisions is important and Belichick has had a handful of those moves.
He is aware of when to spend big on free agents or hold back and build via the draft instead.
Belichick also knows when to trade up to get a franchise player like Mac Jones or trade down and build their stockpile of draft picks.
With over two decades of experience as the Patriots’ head coach and general manager, he just knows when to execute or step back.
That said, the team’s fans should not worry if they still don’t have a play-caller on offense.
After all, the 70-year-old mentor has a plan.
Belichick said he’s “months away” from determining a play caller pic.twitter.com/SUq2medD44
— Karen Guregian (@kguregian) May 23, 2022
The Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian tweeted, “Belichick said he’s ‘months away’ from determining a play caller.”
Perhaps this is his way of keeping his coaches on offense alert if they want to have a bigger role on the team.
Anyone can be the play caller if they manifest the right credentials for Belichick.
No Offensive Coordinator For The Patriots
The Patriots are still trying to fill the void that Josh McDaniels vacated when he joined the Las Vegas Raiders.
However, Belichick is trying an unconventional approach by making defensive-minded coach Matt Patricia their offensive line coach.
New England is still tinkering with their offensive coaches and they might name a play-caller by training camp.
By that time, they should have someone responsible in building a sound strategy on offense.
Having that point person makes their decision-making more cohesive.