During Bill Belichick's 14 seasons as coach of the New England Patriots he's started every single campaign with a left-footed punter. Because it's Belichick multiple theories have been floated to explain his preference for lefties.

On Friday Belichick pulled back the veil:

"You know I've been asked about that before. I think it's a coincidence really. I don't go into it with an attitude like 'We have to have a left-footed punter.' I know it's been that way.

"Lee Johnson was here when I got here. We had Tom Tupa at Cleveland. Tom didn't punt in the NFL he punted in college and we brought him in and he became our punter. Of course he punted for us here when I was at New England in '96. He was an excellent right-footed punter. I coached Dave Jennings at the Giants and he's one of the best punters that ever punted in the NFL. I had a long relationship with Sean Landetta as well; that's another good right-footed punter.