Bill Belichick says he ‘absolutely’ plans to be with Patriots in 2018
One of the reasons Bill Belichick has been the most successful coach in NFL history is that he is able to focus on the present and never the future, but the leader of the New England Patriots made an exception on Monday.
During his scheduled press conference, Belichick was asked if he plans to be back with the Patriots in 2018. While he would typically give some sort of cookie-cutter answer like “we’re just focusing on today,” Belichick broke character for a moment to address his future with the team.
Belichick on whether he has any interest in the Giants job: "Right now my interest is trying tod o the best I can for our football team to get ready for Saturday night against Tennessee."
Plan to be back with the Patriots next season?
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One of the biggest takeaways from ESPN’s bombshell story about the Patriots’ alleged power struggle was Seth Wickersham reporting that people within the organization believe this could be Belichick’s last season in New England. Reports have already indicated that there is no way the 65-year-old leaves, and Belichick has confirmed that.
Belichick worked as an assistant coach with the New York Giants from 1979-1990, and Gary Meyers of the New York Daily News reported last week that the five-time Super Bowl champion wants to coach his former team. For what it’s worth, even Wickersham already seems to be backtracking from his report that Belichick could leave the Patriots after the postseason this year.