On Friday we finally got an answer.
New England announced its 2016 coaching staff, which included Steve Belichick, promoted to safeties coach.
Named after his grandfather -- who became renown for revolutionizing football scouting -- the younger Belichick is in his fourth year as an assistant with the Pats.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks he was a lacrosse player at Rutgers and walked on to the football team as a long snapper.
"Steve's awesome," ex-Pats linebacker Darius Fleming told Sessler back in January 2015. "Really intelligent guy, knows the game in and out. I mean, I look at him just as I look at all the other coaches. He knows what he's talking about. If I have a question, he answers it right away. He's a younger guy, and he's like a friend also, but he's a hell of a coach."
Added Fleming: "I think he'll be a coach just like his dad one day. I'm curious to see where he goes and how it ends up for him, but I have confidence he'll be just as good a coach as his dad is."
With his promotion, perhaps Steve is taking that first big step.