You can believe an article by ESPN when it comes to the future of the New England Patriots or you can believe the man who made them the best team of the past two decades.
And that’s because the man of so few words had one in response to whether he will be back next fall for his 19th season as coach of the Patriots.
But then he did have a few extra words in response to last week’s ESPN report that suggested there was divisiveness among himself, owner Robert Kraft, and his QB Tom Brady. It said that Kraft had given Belichick a mandate to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, making the greatest NFL coach we’ll ever see in our lifetime “furious and demoralized.”
If you think that sounds ridiculous and exaggerated, get behind Belichick, who said:
“I know you want to report on things that are inaccurate and unattributable. I’m not really interested in responding to all those random, and I would say in a lot of cases, baseless comments.’’
By the way, Belichick also said he didn’t even read the article.
Hmm—guess he was busy preparing for this weekend’s playoff game, which he now knows will be against the Titans. We know, after watching their 18-point halftime comeback Saturday in KC, they are something these reports aren’t.
Source: Boston Globe