Bill Belichick Netflix Tom Brady Roast Screen grab: Netflix

As his profile as a member of the media comes into focus, Bill Belichick hasn’t been hard to find in recent weeks.

That includes during Sunday’s The Roast of Tom Brady, in which the six-time Super Bowl-winning head coach joined the Netflix special to take aim at his former star quarterback.

But while Belichick’s set included several jokes about Brady, as well as fellow ex-Patriots such as Rob Gronkowski, Matt Light and Danny Amendola, he also used the opportunity to respond to his portrayal in the Apple TV+ docuseries The Dynasty: New England Patriots.

“It’s an honor to be for The Roast of Tom Brady on Netflix,” Belichick said. “It’s not to be confused with the roast of Bill Belichick during the 10-part Apple TV series.”

First released in February, The Dynasty received no shortage of attention for its portrayal of Belichick. While the three-time NFL Coach of the Year was interviewed for a part of the series, he didn’t say much. And many believed that it painted the 72-year-old in a negative light, while not doing enough to focus on his positive contributions to New England’s dynasty, especially in comparison to the series’ portrayals of Brady and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Among those to criticize The Dynasty have been The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, as well as several ex-Patriots players who participated in the film, some of whom felt “duped” by the project’s direction. And based on his comment — joking or not — that appears to be a sentiment that Belichick, himself, agrees with, although that didn’t stop him from later sharing a shot with Kraft — who had his own issues with The Dynasty — on-stage.


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Ben Axelrod is a veteran of the sports media landscape, having most recently worked for NBC's Cleveland affiliate, WKYC. Prior to his time in Cleveland, he covered Ohio State football and the Big Ten for outlets including Cox Media Group, Bleacher Report, Scout and Rivals.