New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has long maintained that retired New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor is the greatest all-around player he’s ever laid eyes on.

Over the years, many have challenged Belichick’s stance on Taylor only to be immediately rebuffed. One such instance came in October when Belichick was asked to compare Taylor and Chicago Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack.

Belichick, of course, laughed off the comparison.

On Monday in Atlanta, Belichick was again asked to draw a Taylor comparison, this time to Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who is arguably the league’s best defender.

Once again, Belichick was not interested in humoring the question.

At this stage of the game, it’s unlikely Belichick’s opinion on the greatest defensive player of all-time will ever changed. He’s emotionally attached to the Giants and L.T., not to mention Taylor’s skills were other-worldly unique.

Of course, it won’t stop reporters from repeatedly asking Belichick to compare Taylor and others. That’s likely to continue until the day he finally steps away from the game.