Coach Belichick Cancels Practice, Takes Team to See American Sniper

Bill Belichick
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick cancelled practice on New Year’s Eve and instead took his team to see American Sniper, the Blaze reports.

He treated his team to a private showing of American Sniper, which is about Iraq War veteran Chris Kyle.

"It’s cool to be able to see the Navy SEALS and their team with your team. You can draw some comparisons between the two and it’s a team-building kind of experience," fullback James Develintold ESPN.

Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui said he didn’t know a lot about the movie going in other what he had heard everyone else say, but said it was a "great film to see."

"It’s just the passion for his country, and the guys next to him, that he had; and the dedication, the will, and the fight," Hoomanawanui said of Kyle.

Last year, Belichick took the team to see Lone Survivor, according to the Blaze.