Unique perspective: Dont'a Hightower gives review of HBO documentary on Nick Saban, Bill Belichick
Few people have the kind of perspective about Alabama coach Nick Saban and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick as former Alabama LB Dont’a Hightower.
The Patriots linebacker was asked about his reaction to the HBO documentary about the coaching masterminds, who are widely viewed as some of the best coaches of all-time at their respective levels.
“I thought it was really good, I thought it spoke to what those guys meant to each other,” Hightower told reporters, according to video from CBS-42 courtesy WPRI. “And how much of an affect they have, not just one another, but their families as well, understanding what football is.”
Hightower said he couldn’t have been more blessed to play for the two coaches. He said the documentary shows that both coaches are always working and trying to make their teams as good as they can.
Hightower re-signed with Patriots as an unrestricted free agent in 2017, after he was originally drafted by New England in the first round (25th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Hightower was one of two true freshmen to start for the Crimson Tide in 2008 and earned Freshman All-American honors. A finalist for the Chuck Bednarik, Butkus and Lombardi Awards, Hightower was a consensus All-American and unanimous All-SEC first-team selection in 2011.
Hightower started 42-of-44 games at Alabama.