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Bill Belichick Has Telling Comment On Raiders TE Darren Waller

Darren Waller of the Raiders runs with the football.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs with the football after a reception against the New Orleans Saints during the NFL game at Allegiant Stadium on September 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Saints 34-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The football world saw just how dominant Raiders tight end Darren Waller could be on any given night, as he picked apart the Saints' secondary in a statement Week 2 victory.

Waller finished last night's game with 12 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. It didn't matter if the Saints put Malcolm Jenkins or PJ Williams on Waller, he kept getting open in crucial situations.

Next up for Waller is a showdown with the New England Patriots. While it's impossible to from know how Bill Belichick plans to stop Waller, it's pretty clear that he has a great deal of respect for the talented tight end.

When talking about Waller during his media session on Tuesday, Belichick said "It's been a long time since we've seen a guy like this."

This is the second-straight week that Belichick had high praise for an opposing team's player.

Last week, Belichick had a glowing review for Russell Wilson, saying "Honestly, I think he's in a way maybe underrated by the media or the fans, I don't know. I don't really see anybody better than this player."

The fact that Belichick speaks so highly of Waller proves just how dynamic of a weapon he's become over the past two seasons.

Unfortunately for Waller, that means he'll probably face a Belichick defense that is hell-bent on making sure he doesn't beat them.