Bill Belichick 'absolutely' intends to coach the Patriots next season

  • Bill Belichick 'absolutely' intends to coach the Patriots next season

Bill Belichick 'absolutely' intends to coach the Patriots next season

"I have a great relationship with both Robert and Tom, and I would throw in there, since it was part of the article, I feel like I have a good relationship with Alex, too", Belichick said on WEEI.

Belichick says his only concern is preparing his team for a playoff run.

Should be a fun week down at Gillette leading up to the Patriots' divisional round game versus the Titans. I've already commented at length on the (Garoppolo trade). "Nothing has happened since then, so I don't have anything to add to it".

Also mentioned was a supposed difference between Kraft and Belichick over the decision to trade former backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. "So I don't have anything to add to it".

"Right now, my interest is trying to do the best I can for our football team to get ready for Saturday night against Tennessee", he said.

Told of Belichick's comment that he plans to return as coach in New England next season, safety Patrick Chung chuckled.

An ESPN.com article last week implied that the situation with the team was so bad, it might be the a year ago that Brady, Kraft, and Belichick will be together.

New England thrived when he returned, and went on to earn its fifth Lombardi Trophy with a record comeback during its Super Bowl win over Atlanta.

In his interview with Sports Illustrated, Kraft also waved off any talk of trading Belichick to another team.

"When you're lucky enough to have someone exceptional, you let them do their job and you get out of the way", Kraft told TheMMQB.