Here is a nugget from Bill Belichick's interview with SIRIUS NFL Radio today, in which he explained his approach in answering questions from media members about Michael Vick:
Host Tim Ryan: "How about all the stuff over the last several days, Michael Vick with his conditional reinstatement. I know yesterday there was a lot of interest in your answers on Mike Vick [with] the questions coming from the media, which you'd agree were non-committal. Is there any reason why you take that approach? I think sometimes in the media guys would just appreciate a yes or no answer."
Bill Belichick: (laughs) "Yeah, you know, sometimes - and you know what, I'm not trying to be evasive or difficult. Really, if it was a simple yes or no answer I'd be happy to give it. In a lot of cases there are different shades of gray. Sometimes players, depending on the situation, things can change quickly. Players you don't have interest in, a short period of time later you do, and players that you do have interest in, a short period of time later you don't for one reason or another. Pat (Kirwan), you've been on that side of it before and you know how that can change. We were actually in a situation very recently, within the last 48 hours, where as a group staff we were talking about a particular player and we kind of collectively said, 'You know, we really don't think we have much interest in that player at this time.' And by the next morning we were talking to that player and his agent about trying to get something done. That's kind of the nature of it and I'm always reluctant to go out there and say, 'We're not going to do this,' or, 'We're not going to do that,' and then a day or two or a week later then you look like an idiot when you've changed. Really, the truth of the matter is, things do change and the situation changes and that changes what your perspective is on a different situation, whether it's a player or it could be a lot of things."