Belichick 'Absolutely' Plans To Coach Patriots Next Season

Hope Soto
January 10, 2018

You have to believe that one of the most restrained and organizationally-conscious owners in the league suddenly called Belichick to the owner's suite and big-footed him, instructed Belichick to trade Garoppolo to appease Brady. Once Brady retired, Garoppolo was going to take over as the quarterback for the team for the foreseeable future and, with any luck, pick up right where Brady left off.

The exact phrasing in the story was "some players and staffers noticed that Brady seemed especially excited, hollering and cajoling". He also went out of his way to include Brady's trainer, Alex Guerrero, in his answer. It seemed to show Brady wasn't on board with Garoppolo being his eventual successor.

Later on in the press conference, Belichick was asked directly if he's addressed the team about the ESPN report. "I think now you just have to take everything - it's just a little bit different now". And he categorically denied the stuff Wickersham wrote about him and Garoppolo. I feel like I go about my business like I have every year, and again, I like to speak for myself, because that's how - I don't want to speak on someone else's behalf or what their experiences are. "With Tommy, he knows how to flip the switch as good as anybody", Brady's former teammate Matt Light said. Certainly, I'm a coach, he's a commissioner.

With the 59th pick that the Giants acquire from Jacksonville, Belichick works his magic and finds the next Jimmy Garoppolo (who better to find the next one than the man who found the last one). We have a great time together. He was on the sideline and I saw him before the game and wished each other well. Brady's unexpected good health and MVP level of play at the age of 40 undeniably has put the Patriots in a unique kind of limbo, and no doubt it comes with tension.

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"I think that's just such a poor characterization of anything". And I've been pretty lucky to have Tom as the quarterback for 18 years, playing for 17 years. "First of all, I don't really know what you're talking about; I haven't read the article", he said. "And I'm not really interested in responding to all of those random and, I would say in a lot of cases, baseless comments". I feel they were inaccurate and I am 100 percent with Robert and Tom in that statement. I would never, ever feel that way about when Jimmy got traded, when Jacoby (Brissett) got traded. I have kept in touch with all those guys. I've felt like I had such a great relationship with all the quarterbacks I've worked with. I have kept him touch with basically everybody. "So to characterize that as a certain way is just completely, completely wrong".

Move over, Brady Bunch.

Brady, meanwhile, sounded both calm and confident when he appeared on WEEI Tuesday.

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