Julian Edelman has joined the Pardon My Take podcast a few times over the years and is always good for a classic story or two.
This week was no different as he told a story of Bill Belichick giving him advice for his new career -- working in the media as a NFL analyst for "Inside the NFL."
“So I retired this offseason, and I haven’t seen (Belichick),” Edelman said. “I end up going to some little shindig, and he was there. It’s been publicized that I was doing ‘Inside the NFL’ for, like, five months. So he looks at me and he goes, ‘So, what are you up to now?’ I’m like, ‘I’m doing ‘Inside the NFL,’ ‘ And he looks at me and goes, ‘Oh, you’re doing media?’ And I go, ‘Yeah, you know, it’s going to be kind of fun.’
“I didn’t know what I could say to him. He’s scary. He’s intimidating. And so he goes, ‘Look, you can’t be a homer. … If you have to mother(expletive) us, you can mother(expletive) us.’ It felt like a mafia meeting. But it was cool. … He was telling me to do my job. But it was fresh out of a movie, like I was (in) ‘A Bronx Tale’ at an Italian restaurant and I see the old mob boss.”
Edelman told a few other stories and praised Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones.