Buffalo Bills Fans Upset At Recent Bill Belichick Comments
Late June and early July are always the four or five least busy weeks of the NFL calendar. This is the downtime between the mandatory minicamp and the start of training camp.
The Buffalo Bills are looking to win their fourth straight AFC East title, but with the addition of Aaron Rodgers to the division (New York Jets), the Bills have extremely tough competition now with the Jets and Miami Dolphins.
The New England Patriots are the enigma of the division; nobody quite knows what to expect from them, but most fans agree they're fourth in roster talent of the four AFC East teams.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is entering his 24th season with the team, which is by far the longest active streak in the NFL. The future of Pro Football Hall of Famer has six Super Bowl championships in his time as head coach, which all came with Tom Brady at quarterback.
Belichick has been in the NFL for well over 30 years and has seen it all. However, his recent statements did not sit well with some Bills fans, because they feel it's not accurate when it comes to the best special teams player of all-time.
Belichick told The 33rd Team that he believes he's coaching the best special teamer in football history: Matthew Slater.
Slater has spent his entire 15-year career with the Patriots. He was originally drafted as wide receiver out of UCLA in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft, but has made himself an elite special teamer. He's certainly the most accomplished special teamer over the last 15 years.
However, Bills fans rightfully point out Steve Tasker.
Tasker is regarded by many to be the best special teamer in NFL history; back in a time period that saw many more punts and kickoff coverages.
Both have been five-time All-Pros but Slater had 10 Pro Bowls, with Tasker having seven. It should be noted that Tasker played a few seasons less than Slater.
Slater is in the conversations but he didn't change the outcome of games like Tasker did in his prime.