Bill Belichick Says He "Absolutely' Plans on Coaching Patriots Next Season"

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According to the report, Belichick was furious and demoralized when Kraft sided with Brady on the decision to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco.

Under Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots have often thrived when inundated with scrutiny from outside of their locker room.

"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. ". Until Monday at the trade deadline - I believe that was October 30 - the last time I talked to Bill about Jimmy's situation was in a group with Bill, [club president] Jonathan [Kraft], [director of player personnel] Nick Caserio. a small group of us, I think in June". "Nothing has happened since then, so I don't have anything to add to it". The story implied Brady has taken issue with a lack of praise from Belichick this season.

Also this weekend, the New York Daily News quoted unnamed sources close to Belichick as suggesting the Patriots coach may have interest in the opening with the New York Giants.

Last season the Patriots played under a similar spotlight after Brady was suspended for the first four games as punishment for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal.

"I know you want to report on things that are inaccurate", Belichick told the media. "Being able to live in the moment, and just take things day by day".

He answered only that his full focus was on getting his team ready for Saturday's AFC Divisional Playoff against the Tennessee Titans. The nature of professional football is tomorrow's not guaranteed to anyone; players, coaches.

The longtime owner of the team also disputed portions of an ESPN report that claimed "serious disagreements" among Kraft, Belichick and Brady threatens the future of the franchise that has won five Super Bowls in the past 16 seasons.

"I'm juiced. Keep coming back", he said.

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