Bill Belichick and Tom Brady squash rumors of tension between them

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There was nothing but love and appreciation for one another after the New England Patriots’ thrilling overtime AFC Championship victory against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night.

And it seems as though whatever so-called power struggles there may or may not have been in the offseason last year are simply non-existent now.

Both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick shared high praise for one another in press conferences yesterday morning.

“You know we’ve always gotten along great,” Brady said during his weekly interview with WEEI’s “Mut & Callahan.” “So, you know we’ve been in the same – had the same goals in mind for 19 years and, you know, he’s just been a great, great mentor in my life, a great coach. He’s taught me more than, you know, anyone ever could about the game of football and, you know, I’ve always just loved playing here and playing for the greatest coach of all time and we’ve just had some incredible moments together.”

Belichick also went on to squash any rumors of past issues between he and his quarterback.

“Some of these people – I have never met them, never talked to them,” he said on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria Monday morning. “I am not going to get into a bunch of gossip.”

“I love this team. I love our players. I love the way they played,” Belichick continued. “I loved the way they played and competed last night. It wasn’t perfect, but they gave everything they had, and that is all you can as for as a coach. And I would say the coaching staff, me included, gave everything we had. We made mistakes and there were things we could have done better too, but we all put it all out there, and thankfully, we were able to win in overtime.”

So rumors be gone! The Patriots have much bigger business to take care of, as they will be preparing to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3.

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