Report: Kosar meets with Belichick about job
|01.28.11 at 5:09 pm ET|
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, retired NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar has met with Patriots coach Bill Belichick about a position with the Patriots. While the report said that Kosar would “probably not” be interested in a coaching gig, he would welcome work as a consultant to a team’s football operations.
Kosar played for Belichick with the Browns in the early-1990s, when the coach infamously cut the Cleveland icon. But the two have since reconciled any differences (Kosar spoke highly of Belichick when he was named coach of the Patriots), and Belichick recently praised Kosar when Tom Brady surpassed his record for most consecutive passes without an interception.
“Bernie, like Tom, was very diligent in his preparation. He studied everything — the schemes, the players, the individual tendencies as well as the overall teams schemes and tendencies,” Belichick said in late-December. “I’d say both players are very well prepared and neither one make a lost of mistakes in terms of misreading something or not knowing who was going to run a certain route or who was hot or getting fooled by different defensive looks. Things like that.
“So Bernie’s preparation was excellent, and he was a good decision-maker — very careful about where he threw the ball in terms of not turning it over and making throws like that and making good decisions and knowing when he was pressured, not taking a sack and turning it into an interception and things like that. Trying to make plays that were impossible. I think Tom’s kind of the same way. He reads things. Even when plays break down for one reason or another, a receiver gets jammed or there’s a breakdown in protection, or sees a good coverage that matches up particularly well against a pattern you have called, that’s when a quarterback really has to be his most sharp and most alert and not let that become a turnover or a worse play than what’s already not a good play. I’d say Bernie and Tom throughout their careers, do a good job of that — better than a lot of quarterbacks do. It’s not only taking the plays that are there, it’s taking the plays that aren’t going to work out well, and keep them from being bad plays or turnovers.”
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