March 4, 2024

Patriots

“That’s what I’m doing.”

Invoice Belichick and Robert Kraft in 2022. Jim Davis/Globe Employees

FOXBOROUGH — Patriots coach Invoice Belichick was requested a number of occasions about his teaching future in New England Wednesday morning, and whether or not or not he’s mentioned it with workforce proprietor Robert Kraft. And on every event, he replied with some variation of the identical phrase.


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“Yeah, preparing for Kansas Metropolis,” he stated. “That’s what I’m doing.”

A report from NBC Sports activities Boston Tuesday indicated Kraft has already made up his thoughts to maneuver on from Belichick on the finish of the season. On Wednesday, Belichick wasn’t responding, saying solely that they had been within the means of getting ready for the Chiefs.

“Andy [Reid] has executed an incredible job there, as he did in Philadelphia. Actually bought a great soccer workforce,” Belichick stated. “Nicely-balanced workforce. Good on protection. Good on offense. Good within the kicking sport. Andy does a great job. They’re rather well coached. We’re going to should play properly.”

On Wednesday, Belichick additionally addressed the departure of Malik Cunningham. The quarterback/extensive receiver was signed off New England’s apply squad Tuesday by the Ravens.

Belichick stated there was an try to preserve Cunningham, however he stated there was an enchantment for the teen on a lot of ranges.

“Yeah, however I believe they bought him on the chance … the offense. He and Lamar [Jackson],” Belichick stated of the possibility to work with a fellow Louisville product. “Actually their offense fits Malik higher, in all probability higher than every other offense within the league does. As a quarterback. As a quarterback.”

Belichick stated there’s the chance the Patriots may add a quarterback to fill considered one of their accessible apply squad spots.

“We’ll see the way it goes,” he replied. “I’ll discuss to [director of player personnel] Matt [Groh] and the personnel employees and see what our choices are. I don’t suppose it’s an absolute necessity, no. However we’ll see the way it goes.”

Belichick additionally indicated that with the departure of extensive receivers coach Ross Douglas, Troy Brown — who was dealing with the extensive receivers and kick returners — will take over the receiving group transferring ahead.