Originally Posted by DOUBLE WING
If he shakes hands with the coaches/players and offers them good luck, well wishes, etc. on the field, how is that not showing them respect? He had a prolonged hand shake/hug with Harbaugh on the field. That sounds like more than enough.
If you want to say he "disrespected" the media by not doing the interview, that's fine, but I really don't think anyone in Baltimore, especially anyone on the Ravens, cares if Belichick shows up for some stupid CBS interview or not.
The coaches in the NFL basically shake each others hand. They never shake each opposing players hand nor do I expect them to.
By giving a concession speech, you are congratulating the entire Ravens organization for their victory.
And the fact is that they really only have to do that once a year...in a Championship game loss or if they make the Super Bowl and lose.
I don't believe people should be happy with losing. But, that's what make a person who loses, classy. Their ability to put their anger and disappointment aside and congratulate the other player/organization that put in the same type of work that they did, had to overcome the same type obstacles, heartbreak, etc...and congratulate them on their victory.
The fact is that for all of the people that love to wax poetically about Belichick's 'education of a coach', the fact is the guy doesn't respect the game nor the other people in the game. He only respects what the game can do for him.
He's a failure as a human being.