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Belichick denies problems with Patriots Brady and Kraft

Bill Belichick insisted he had a great relationship with New England Patriots star Tom Brady and team owner Robert Kraft.

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Belichick denies problems with Patriots Brady and Kraft
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is speaking up about the alleged friction between him, Tom Brady and team owner Robert Kraft.

"Great relationship"

The Patriots coach said he has a "great" relationship with Brady and Kraft, as well as the quarterback's trainer, Alex Guerrero, despite reports saying that there was trouble in paradise.

"Eighteen years with Tom and 22 with Robert. It's been great," Belichick said on WEEI on Monday.

"I appreciate everything that Robert has done for me, the opportunities he's given me and the support. I've been pretty lucky to have Tom as the quarterback for those 18 years, playing for 17. He's a great player to coach and he's done a lot for this team. He's been a huge help for me personally.

"I have a great relationship with both Robert and Tom, and I would throw in there, since it was part of the article, I feel like I have a good relationship with Alex, too.”

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the first half against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the first half against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.Jim RogashAFP

An inaccurate report says Belichick

An ESPN article published last week depicted Belichick's relationships with the other three men as hostile.

Because of Guerrero's heavy influence on Brady, the report stated the trainer's role has been more subdued with the team, which Belichick denied.

"I think we're talking about a lot of inaccuracies here," Belichick said. "I respect Alex and I think I have a good professional relationship with him. I can't speak for him, but I think he would say the same thing."

Asked about his job security and if he planned on being back next year with the Patriots, Belichick told reporters during a conference call Monday: "Absolutely."

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