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Bill Belichick: Have to make sure you don’t get ‘blown up’ on sidelines

11.29.13 at 12:03 pm ET
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Bill Belichick had a bit of a flashback when he caught Mike Tomlin roaming a little too close to the action on Thursday night.

After seeing the Steelers coach come perilously close to making contact with Ravens returner Jacoby Jones Thursday night — some would say it was an accident, some would say it was on purpose — Belichick recalled getting “blown up” on the sidelines on a couple of occasions.

“There’€™s one play in particular where I was kind of watching the pass rush of the front and the ball was thrown,” Belichick said Friday morning. “I didn’€™t really follow the ball that quickly, and all the sudden the guy caught it and was right on top of me and [I] ended up under the Gatorade bench.

“Obviously if you’€™re watching the ball, it shouldn’€™t be that big of a problem,” he added. “But if you’€™re trying to watch something else ‘€¦ obviously we have to give the officials and the players room to play. Sometimes that just happens where you get guys caught up a little bit on the sideline. But yeah, I saw the play last night.  I was like, ‘€˜Oh my God, yeah.’€™ That could easily happen to any of us. It’€™s a good lesson, I have to be careful.”

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