New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brady Week has arrived. And it didn’t take long to get ramped up, either.

The first question for Bill Belichick during his weekly Monday morning press conference wasn’t about his team’s 28-13 loss to the Saints on Sunday, but instead about why Brady chose to leave New England for Tampa Bay last spring.

“Well, I mean, I’m not going to go back and rehash all that,” Belichick replied. “We’ve talked about that, and really the focus is on the game here, and look, I have so much respect and appreciation for Tom [Brady] and everything he did here and for me and for our team, and we’re just getting ready to compete against Tampa this week, and we’re going to keep our focus on that.”

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