FOXBOROUGH – Patriots coach Bill Belichick was in a good mood during his Wednesday morning press conference, so much so that he took an out-on-nowhere swipe at his personal and professional nemesis, the Jets.
Asked if he still has an affinity for the Browns – Belichick's first head coaching job was in Cleveland from 1991-95 – he said, "I was there for five years, five important years in my life, myself, my family and all that, but obviously we’ve all moved on. I have a job to do here, and that’s where my loyalty is, is to Robert [Kraft] and the Patriots organization and this football team.
"It’s no different than how I feel honestly about the Colts or the Lions or the Broncos or…I feel differently about the Jets, we won’t put them in that category.
"It was good experiences with all those teams and learned from them and grew as a coach and as a person and as a family, but we’re in a different time and a different place and this is where we’re at now, so we’ll try to make the most out of this one.”
So in case you've ever wondered, Belichick still doesn't like the Jets.
The Patriots face the Browns on Sunday in Foxborough.