Belichick envisioned Garoppolo - whom he drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft - as the Patriots' future, while Brady saw him as a threat, leading to tension between coach and quarterback, according to the report.
Do you agree with the Hall of Fame quarterback? I'm sure Belichick will be there hands down. Two great teams, a great game, just a tremendous football game.
With a victory this weekend, the top-seeded Patriots would host either Pittsburgh or Jacksonville on January 21 in a showdown to decide a participant in next month's Super Bowl.
At this very moment, it's possible Belichick doesn't even know.
"We've been through this before, and I know you want to report on things that are inaccurate and unattributable", Belichick said. Smart player. Does a really good job with communication, adjustments. "Really revolutionized the game, and his system has certainly withstood the test of time".
Belichick said Monday night that he feels no friction with Kraft or Brady after earlier in the day acknowledging he "absolutely" planned on coaching the Patriots in 2018. You can see why so many around here have jumped, and real high, at the idea of the Giants making some kind of play for Belichick.
But the Patriots head coach is here to clear the air. "It's hard sometimes. People are just talking".
He added: "I think it's up to everybody to believe what they want to believe". Techniques and adjustments and schematics and so forth. He's a great victor, he's a great coach.
Told that Belichick said he learned a lot from him, LeBeau said he was humbled.
Whatever was truly going on in Belichick's mind leading up to the deadline, his decision appeared to give the 49ers their franchise quarterback while creating more problems and question marks for the Browns. "That's quite a compliment".
Another part of the article that Brady disputed was his anger over not being awarded the Patriot Player of the Week award.
It's been an interesting few days for the New England Patriots.
"It'll be interesting to see how it comes out", LeBeau said. "Coach has been doing this for a while and he knows what the potential distractions can be", Cooks said.
He continued, saying, "I would never, ever feel that way about when Jimmy got traded, when Jacoby (Brissett) got traded". They are going to face off against the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, and it will not be an easy win by any stretch of the imagination. The Titans allowed only 61 yards total offense and no points in the final 30 minutes. He right in the middle of the action in his nickel position.
"That's where my total focus is", he said. "But, we had a cup of coffee together, I'll say that".