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Bill Belichick now sounds open to coaching into his 70s

Bill Belichick sounds like a man who is interested in coaching past the age of 70.
Bill Belichick sounds like a man who is interested in coaching past the age of 70.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

In 2009, Bill Belichick told NFL Films he couldn’t see himself coaching into his 70s, like Marv Levy. On Monday, the 67-year-old Belichick sounded an awful lot like someone interested in going past that milestone.

Speaking on WEEI, the Patriots coach was asked how long he might be inclined to coach, and that soundbyte was referenced.

“When I said it, maybe I didn’t know what 70 felt like,” he replied. “So I’m not really sure if that’s an accurate statement today or not. At the time, I didn’t feel that way. Now that I’m closer to that age, I don’t know.”

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Belichick picked up his 300th win as a head coach Sunday, and now sits third on the all-time list behind Don Shula (347 wins) and George Halas (324 wins).


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