Belichick is a friendly man, just not in press conferences.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gets a bad wrap for being a reserved, quiet and private man.
Known as "Darth Vader," the man in the "Hoodie" and "Dark Lord," people either hate or love the Wesleyan alum.
His wry personality in press conferences leaves the media asking for more.
However, Bill is not going to feed the 24-hour news machine anytime soon. He's just going to go about his business and "do his job."
In his Belichickian eyes, the less the media knows, the better. All things considered, the coach is not looking to win a popularity contest.
The biggest scratch on Belichick's career was "Spygate"—which didn't project him as a very likable character. When a Patriots video assistant was caught videotaping the New York Jets' sideline during a game, the coach's reputation took a severe hit. A hit that has left Patriots fans defending their coach ever since.
One thing that cannot be denied is his effort and dedication to football, something his players truly admire him for.
"You see his work ethic," said Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, according to NESN's Jeff Howe last year. "And if you try to match it, you might not make it a couple days. He's always working."
Belichick may not really connect with the media, but he understands the importance of connecting with his players.
"Being able to connect with people, that’s what makes a coach special," said defensive lineman Gerard Warren. "The way that he connects with us is special."
Outside of football, Belichick is actually quite a socialite. His friends include rocker Jon Bon Jovi, former baseball manager Tony La Russa, Alabama football coach Nick Saban, ex-Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and retired basketball coach Bobby Knight.
With his minimal spare time, Belichick enjoys golfing, fishing on his boat and spending time with his three children.
In the end, his brain may be twice the size of the average human being, but Bill just wants to be considered a normal guy.