February 26, 2024

Arthur Blank: Bill Belichick didn’t ask for control of football operations, wasn’t offered job

Falcons proprietor Arthur Blank spoke to reporters for the primary time on Friday about his conversations with Bill Belichick throughout the staff’s head teaching search.

Belichick had a pair of interviews with the Falcons and was seen as a number one candidate for the job for a time, however the Falcons finally employed Raheem Morris to exchange the fired Arthur Smith. In the aftermath of that call, there have been stories that Belichick was trying for the identical variety of full control over football operations that he loved throughout his time because the Patriots head coach.

On Friday, Blank stated that was not the case.

“Bill Belichick never asked in our discussions for full control of personnel or anything else in the building. . . . all of these things that were being produced by the media were totally not true,” Blank stated, by way of Mike Conti of 92.9 The Game.

Blank additionally responded to Boomer Esiason saying on his WFAN radio present that he heard the Falcons offered Belichick the job at one level of their conversations. Blank stated he has “no idea” the place Esiason heard that as a result of it’s also unfaithful.