Bill Belichick may not have the stage presence of Bill Bellamy. Or even Billy Barty.
But despite what you may think, something seems to click with “Bill Belichick: A Football Life,” which launches tonight (6 p.m., NFL Network).
The New England Patroits’ otherwise too-bland-for-TV head coach allowed NFL Films to hook him with a microphone for the entire 2009 season and edit it into a two-part documentary. The second part airs Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
The attempt of NFL Films here is to create a series with unprecended asses to an individual, to tell their stories as they move through their life in the NFL. Future episodes will focus on Kurt Warner, Walter Payton and the late Reggie White.
“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. “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.”
Actor Josh Charles narrates it. A quick preview (linked here).