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Bill Belichick received a very special gift from ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Bill Belichick speaks with members of the media during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, ahead of Super Bowl 53 against Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta.
Bill Belichick speaks with members of the media during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, ahead of Super Bowl 53 against Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta.(Matt Rourke/AP)

Bill Belichick doesn’t usually enjoy press conferences. Then again, members of the media don’t usually present the coach with a sleeveless poncho.

During the high-profile circus that is Super Bowl media week, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sent sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez to a number of press conferences, including one hosted by the taciturn Patriots coach.

Rodriguez elicited a rare laugh from Belichick with a lame joke (“What did the wide receiver tell the football? I’ll catch you later.”), and also gave the coach a sleeveless poncho with Belichick’s face on the front and his own face on the back.

Belichick smiled before promising Rodriguez he would wear the poncho someday.

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“I’ll send you a picture of it on Snapface,” Belichick said. “You can put it out there.”

The Hoodie wasn’t the only person to receive a “handmade” gift featuring Rodriguez. Rams quarterback Jared Goff got a T-shirt, while Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a throw pillow with his face on it.

“Every night I’ll put my head [on] that pillow,” Rodriguez said.

“That makes me feel so warm inside,” Brady replied. “Thank you.”


Kevin Slane can be reached at kevin.slane@globe.com.