Monday, January 26, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3081: More Bill Belichick Body Language Deception Deflategate Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

This video comprises most of one of Bill Belichick's recent press conferences regarding deflategate.

During this appearance Belichick displays mutliple examples of what is known as a "Tongue Jut" aka "Lizard Tongue". Tom Brady also showed us this during his press conference. Within this body language cluster-context, this nonverbal indicates that "I've been caught" or "I've been bad".

Think of this as the New England Patriots' coach's psyche calling him out in a subconscious display of self-deprecation.


"I think we all know that quarterbacks, kickers, specialists have certain preferences on footballs. They know a lot more about it than I do - they're a lot more sensitive to it than I am [Tongue Jut] ....."


".... I hear them comment on that from time to time. But I can tell you that they will tell you that there is never any sympathy whatsoever from me on that subject. Zero. [Tongue Jut] ...."


"To me - the balls are approved by the league and game officials pregame [Tongue Jut] - and we play with what's out there. And that's the only way that I have ever thought about that."

4:10 first Lizard Tongue

Two displays of tongue jutting in rapid succession - and thus very easy to see why this body language tell is also referred as "Lizard Tongue".

"I've learned about the inflation range situation ... um, Obviously [first of two rapid Tongue Juts] ...."

4:10 second Lizard Tongue

".... [second of two rapid Tongue Juts] with our footballs being inflated to the twelve and a half pound range, any deflation would then take us under that specification limit ...."


" ... So we will take steps in the future to make sure we don't put ourselves in that type of potential situation .... [tongue Jut] ahhh ... again  ....."


It's unfortunate that this is the story coming off two great playoff victories [Tongue Jut] .... by our football team and our players ...

These multiple displays of Tongue Juts are key nonverbal indicators telling us that Bill Belichick is lying.

These Tongue Juts are certainly not the only indicators of deception. In addtion they don't occur with every lie, but Belichick has a predilection for them.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3080: Bill Belichick's Press Conference - A Key Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3079: Tom Brady, Deflategate - Part Deux

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3017: Narendra Modi, Tony Abbott and Hugs at the G20

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2771: Australian PM Tony Abbott regarding Malaysian Airlines MH370 Search - Body Language Misinterpretations and Regret

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2541: Barack Obama, Permanent U.N. Security Council Members, Syria's Chemical Weapon Disarmament and a Presidential Gaffe - Body Language in the Oval Office

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2529: Ambassador Thomas Pickering on Benghazi Probe and a Body Language Microexpression Tell

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1482:  George Clooney's Lizard Tongue