What happens when an NFL coach asks the Internet to Photoshop him

Be careful what you wish for, Bill Belichick.

 

Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Published Mar 25, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 2:10 pm CDT

The only man missing the annual NFL coaches meeting Monday was New England’s Bill Belichick.

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Belichick, a known curmudgeon and a hoodie aficionado, had this to say when asked why he didn’t attend the Orlando, Fla., event: “You can Photoshop me in there.”

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Can you spot em all? NFL head coaches incl @BruceArians take group photo at Annual Meeting in Orlando pic.twitter.com/pa0rD122Hy

— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) March 24, 2014

Belichick’s message was interpreted as a call to action by Reddit’s r/nfl community. Photoshoppers took Dalton’s photo and worked in the three-time Super Bowl–winning Patriots coach.

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“It’s all about you, Bill.”

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“I just love it because I don’t want my coach to get into his media persona, I want a grumpy hermit that would rather be working on winning football games than schmoozing with cameras on him,” 2busy2blizzy commented.

While Reddit’s remixes are spot-on, this one from CBS reporter Will Brinson is awesome.

Bill Belichick did say he wanted to be photoshopped in the head coaches photo … pic.twitter.com/997ySgwcA9

— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 25, 2014

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*First Published: Mar 25, 2014, 5:09 pm CDT