NFL Network To Kick Off Two-Part Belichick Doc


NFL Network is taking Bill Belichick's hoodie off.
The pro football league's in-house service will air a two-part special about the head coach of the New England Patriots, who, during the 2009 campaign, became the first person ever wired for an entire season by NFL Films.
The on- and off-the field look at the guarded coach, who has an uneasy, prickly rapport with the press, debuts Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. (ET), with the first part of Bill Belichick: A Football Life; the second-part is set for Sept. 22 at 10 p.m.

Belichick is the first subject of a new series by the Emmy Award-winning producers at NFL Films, offering untold stories into the lives of some the NFL's most recognizable icons.

The documentary chronicles Belichick's 35th consecutive year in the NFL and the Patriots' 50th anniversary campaign. Actor Josh Charles (The Good Wife) lends his voice to the two-part doc that begins with Belichick spending his last day of the offseason in Nantucket before reporting to training camp. The 2009 Patriots, who welcomed the return of quarterback Tom Brady, faced a number of personnel changes from the front office to the field. Bill Belichick: A Football Life chronicles the coach through the season in a variety of roles and situations, including his last trip to Giants Stadium; game-planning with Brady, lighter moments with members of his team and family; a look inside his childhood during a visit with mother, Jeannette.

"Bill Belichick doesn't only make history - he studies it; he understands his place in it; and he appreciates our desire to capture it," said NFL Films president Steve Sabol in announcing the project. "Like Vince Lombardi's Packers in 1967, Belichick and the Patriots gave us access to his football life and what we created is a portrait of the coach, the father, the taskmaster - and most importantly - the man."
Check out the trailer for Bill Belichick: A Football Life.