Not everyone holds a favorable opinion of Bill Belichick, it seems. Fran Levy, the wife of the legendary Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, did not mince words when expressing her strong disapproval of Belichick in a recent conversation with the Boston Globe.
In discussing what it’s like for a Hall of Fame coach to face scrutiny, Fran Levy made her sentiments about Belichick abundantly clear. Overheard during Marv Levy’s phone interview with the Globe, she remarked, “I think he should retire. I can’t stand him. He’s a cheater, and he was rude to Marv.”
Fran Levy went on to express her belief that Bill Belichick harbored jealousy towards Marv, describing him as a mean person and expressing a hope that he never wins again. Marv Levy intervened, urging not to quote Fran on those remarks and humorously suggesting extra wind sprints as a consequence.
Marv Levy retired from coaching the Buffalo Bills at the age of 72 after leading the team to four Super Bowls. In contrast, Bill Belichick, now 71, previously stated in 2009 that he wouldn’t coach in his 70s but admitted last year that it was not one of his better statements.
Discussing his coaching approach as he neared the end of his career, Levy emphasized the importance of adapting to changes in the game. He shared his belief in repetition over constantly introducing new strategies, saying, “If you don’t change with the times, the times are going to change you.”
While Fran Levy doesn’t think Bill Belichick will retire, recent reports suggest a potential mutual parting of ways between Belichick and the New England Patriots at the end of the season. This speculation arises amid a turbulent period in the Patriots organization, making Bill Belichick one of the more polarizing figures in sports.