Bill Belichick tight-lipped on James Harrison signing: ‘We’ll see how it goes’
Bill Belichick on Wednesday played it predictably low-key when asked about the New England Patriots signing James Harrison, saying, “We’ll see how it goes” with the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.
The Patriots swooped in and signed the 39-year-old part-time player on Tuesday, only days after the Steelers cut the 14-year veteran loose. Harrison’s agent mentioned shortly after the Patriots officially announced the Harrison signing that his client would have preferred to stay in Pittsburgh as opposed to joining his former team’s longtime rival.
That said, Harrison is now a Patriot. Not surprisingly, Belichick, as he is wont to do, wouldn’t reveal much about the team’s plan for Harrison.
Classic Belichick. pic.twitter.com/QZk0x08gHQ
— ESPN (@espn) December 27, 2017
More from Belichick’s understated, evasive responses from Wednesday’s presser.
For media looking for Belichick’s take on @Patriots taking one of @Steelers best franchise faces of past generation in advance of a playoff in which they’re expected to face Pittsburgh, well, yeah, um…yeah. pic.twitter.com/mYmaVjTxLH
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 27, 2017
Belichick was at his patented best — or worst, depending on one’s point of view — when asked whether it was important to get to know Harrison before signing him.
“It’s always good to meet somebody,” Belichick said.
But perhaps the greatest response out of curmudgeonly coach was when he was asked his thoughts on Harrison’s career: “Good.”
Classic Belichick, indeed.