New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t known for letting his personality shine during press conferences. The Patriots are taking on the Cleveland Browns this weekend and Belichick was asked about playing his former team. It was generic coach rhetoric for the most part till he decided to take a stab at the New York Jets.
“I was there for five years. Those were five important years in my life — for myself and my family and all that,” Belichick said, Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “But obviously, we’ve all moved on and I have a job to do here, and that’s where my loyalty is — to Robert [Kraft] and the Patriots organization and this football team. It’s no different than how I feel, honestly, about [previous stops] the Colts or the Lions, or the Broncos, . . .
“I feel differently about the Jets. We won’t put them in that category.”
Belichick coached the Jets for a bit in the late 90s. His departure from the Jets was a bit controversial. The Patriots split the season series with the Jets winning at home and losing on the road in overtime.