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What one former Patriots lineman did to avoid the wrath of Bill Belichick

Invoice Belichick has earned a popularity as one of many NFL’s strictest, most demanding coaches. That popularity will not go away so long as former gamers like Wealthy Ohrnberger hold speaking about their experiences on the group.

Ohrnberger stated on his radio present this week that he was working late to a group assembly one morning and was involved about getting reduce. Like lots of people, he appeared for an excuse for his tardiness. That excuse wound up being crashing his car right into a dented church van on his drive to the Patriots’ facility.

“‘I am gonna hit this automobile,'” Ohrnberger stated of his technique.

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Why was that the perfect plan of action? Ohrnberger started the section by discussing how nobody wished to stroll right into a group assembly late due to how stern Belichick was about punctuality. One morning, Ohrnberger woke as much as discover his cellphone had died and the birds have been chirping, which meant he had overslept.

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He stated he did not even trouble trying on the clock and as an alternative rapidly put himself collectively and ran out to his Chevy Tahoe to go to observe. He stated he could not velocity as a result of a ticket can be worse, so he needed to hustle whereas avoiding getting pulled over. Ohrnberger lastly appeared on the clock and observed he was 5 minutes from being formally late to the assembly and nonetheless quarter-hour from the power.

“I am like, ‘Oh, my gosh, what do I do?’ And I’ve this sinking feeling in my abdomen like, ‘I’ll be reduce. Like, he is not going to have me on this soccer group come tomorrow. What do I do?'” Ohrnberger stated.

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As Ohrnberger got here to a cease mild, he stated, he noticed a church van that had black smoke popping out of the exhaust pipe and was clearly battered. That is when he determined he was going to rear-end the car. 

“I’ll hit this automobile as a result of it is higher to no matter pay the insurance coverage or, like, peel off this man a pair hundred bucks than embarrass myself being late for this Patriots group assembly,” the previous offensive lineman stated.

The incident, Ohrnberger stated, left solely a dent on the bumper of his Tahoe. He stated the motive force, a person who seemed to be virtually 100, got here out of the van and apologized for the incident. Ohrnberger tried to elucidate to the person that it was not his fault, however quite Ohrnberger’s. The person stated there was no harm to the van and wished Ohrnberger nicely.

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When Ohrnberger acquired to the assembly, he talked to an assistant coach, who was upset about him being late however stated that “it’s what it’s” and informed him to attend within the offensive line room, alone, till the assembly was over. Offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia got here in and informed him that whereas accidents may work at IBM, they would not be acceptable with the Patriots. Ohrnberger discovered later that somebody went out to his car to verify for harm.

Ohrnberger spent three seasons with the Patriots (2009-11), showing in 5 video games complete. He was positioned on injured reserve in 2011 and was launched in 2012. He performed in 13 video games for the Cardinals in 2012, 13 video games for the Chargers in 2013 and eight video games for the Chargers in 2014.

Evidently, after that incident he was seemingly very cautious about ensuring his cellphone was charged.

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