Posted January 21, 2013

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he plans on coaching next season

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he plans on coaching next season. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he plans on coaching next season. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

For those who think that the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady partnership is going away after the New England Patriots latest postseason disappointment, Belichick says he plans to patrol the sidelines in his customary hoodie and cutoff sleeves next season.

“I’ll be here,” Belichick said, via WEEI.com. “You’ll have to deal with me again next year. I know that’s disappointing for a lot of you. Until I’m told otherwise, I plan on being here.”

“That’s the NFL. The last game, you play a game this time of year, you’re either [in] euphoria or it’s a crash landing. And for us yesterday, it was a crash landing. A year ago at this time, it was the other feeling,” he said.

The Patriots haven’t won the Super Bowl since the end of the 2004 season. Belichick just completed his 18th year as a head coach, including the last 13 years with the Patriots. He has a career 187-101 record and an 18-8 postseason mark with three Super Bowl titles.


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SteveSnow
SteveSnow

Was I the only person scratching my head last night. There seemed to be something missing. There was no intensity, excitement. Just a game that was more like it was rigged, and the outcome know beforehand. Wes Welker and Tom Brady seemed to just be going thru the motions without really playing as they usually do. Ray Lewis wasn't giving his sidline pep talks as he has done all season. No end zone celebrations, nothing just flat.