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Belichick was then pressed for reasoning on why he thought keeping his former starting cornerback out of the game was best for the team.
“I appreciate the question, but it would be a much longer discussion,” Belichick said. “There are a lot of things that go into that. In the end, the final decision is what I said it was.”
Belichick wouldn’t address several questions about whether he intends to come back to the Patriots next season. The coach said he already had addressed the issue. “I don’t have to answer the same question every day,” Belichick said. “It’s ridiculous . . . “At the end of every season every player goes through some kind of process and the following year is the following year,” Belichick said. “I can’t speak for anyone else . . . five minutes after the game is not best time to make those decisions.”The Patriots are poised to lose both defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (to coach the Lions) and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (to coach the Colts). Belichick had no update on their status. There was a report from Pro Football Talk on Sunday that the McDaniels move to Indianapolis might not be a sure thing,
but Belichick shed no light on that.”I have no idea,” he said. “You’d have to talk to those teams that are involved.”
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