The Patriots may have an audible or a pre-snap coverage call that is named after Bill Belichick’s girlfriend Linda Holliday.
While standing at the line of scrimmage down 10 points to Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Tom Brady was clearly picked up by NBC microphones shouting the audible, “cougar, cougar,” later followed by what sounded like “Linda.” Whatever the call signified, it worked. Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown that cut Denver’s lead to three.
After, there was much speculation about the origin of the call. Was cougar a reference to the large American wild cat? The onetime Mercury luxury car? Something having to do with BYU? Or was it a reference to the informal slang description of certain types of older women and, if so, did it have to do with Bill Belichick’s longtime girlfriend, Linda Holliday?
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