The New England Patriots were eliminated from the postseason on Sunday even after their Thursday night win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and now have to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15.
Bill Belichick may have been able to take some solace in Taylor Swift potentially visiting Gillette Stadium to support Travis Kelce for the game. But when asked about possibly meeting Swift, he delivered a classic Belichick-ian answer.
“I’m really focused on trying to get our team ready to play Kansas City,” he said on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show.”
Belichick also brushed off a playful remark about the radio hosts getting spare tickets to the game.
The six-time Super Bowl-winning head coach was in the audience for Swift’s performance earlier this year. In August, he complimented Swift for being able to grind out one of her shows in the pouring rain.
“That was pretty impressive,” he said on the WEEI show. “She’s tough, man. Just stood out there and played right through it.”
Once the Swift and Kelce rumors began to heat up in September, he also remarked on the budding romance.
“Well, I would say that Travis Kelce has had a lot of big catches in his career. This would be the biggest,” Belichick said.
It’s still really unclear whether Belichick would consider himself a “Swiftie.” But at 3-10 through 14 weeks, he’s probably just focused on game-planning at this point.