Ian O’Connor on “Belichick”


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Best-selling author Ian O’Connor joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new biography, “Belichick.”

1:40: Declaring Belichick as the greatest football coach ever in the book's title.

4:20: How the reporting for this book compared to O’Connor’s previous book about Derek Jeter.

9:12: The difficulty of writing a book about Belichick without knowing how receptive he’d be to it.

13:08: Belichick learning the game and how to break down film from his father.

18:26: How Belichick learned to bring people from different backgrounds together to build a team.

23:22: Belichick not sitting for an interview for the book, and what O’Connor would have asked him, including Spygate and Bill Parcells.

29:42: The complexities and evolution of Belichick’s leadership style.

34:07: The parallels between Belichick and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

41:29: The fragility of the Patriots dynasty becoming more public over the last year, including the strain on the Belichick-Brady relationship.

49:00: Popovich’s relationship with Tim Duncan having ups and downs like Belichick’s with Brady.

52:53: Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s relationships with Belichick and Brady.

57:05: The pressure on Josh McDaniels if he does eventually succeed Belichick.

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