Many wonder if Bill Belichick is nearing the end of his career as arguably the greatest coach in major American professional sports history, but it appears as if he’s not even close to being done.
The Patriots play-caller and GM was a no-show at the NFL combine on Tuesday after flying to Tennessee to stand in the pouring rain to scout Middle Tennessee State University defensive end Tyshun Render, who was not invited.
The mastermind behind 6 Patriots Super Bowls was on campus yesterday to watch Tyshun Render workout as he prepares for his professional career.#BlueRaiders | #MT | #EATT | #MiddleMade pic.twitter.com/EJrZatS1eI
— Middle Tennessee FB (@MT_FB) February 25, 2020
“We didn’t make a big deal out of it, didn’t promote it, didn’t tell other players he was coming, Blue Raiders head coach Rick Stockstill said about a visit from the six-time Super Bowl winner.
“I didn’t want it to turn into a circus, everyone coming out to see Coach Belichick. So it was kind of under the radar a little bit,” Stockstill told ESPN. “He was very gracious, talking to us, and with how he treated Tyshun, how he asked him questions, how he communicated with him.”
Render, a 6-foot-4, 256-pound senior, had 36 solo tackles last season and 3.5 sacks. He’s projected to go either undrafted or be taken in the 6th or 7th round.
Perhaps it will be by the Patriots.