Bill Belichick as head coach of the New York Giants. It’s a nice dream, though probably a far-fetched fantasy. The flames were fanned on Friday first by an ESPN report that described discord betwwen Belichick, Kraft and Tom Brady, then by a Daily News story saying Belichick “sees an opening” to coach the Giants.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Saturday short-circuited those wildly-spreading Internet fantasies, telling SI’s Peter King he “absolutely” expected Belichick to continue coaching New England in 2018.
Kraft said there was no friction regarding the trade of ex-New England QB Jimmy Garoppolo and called a reported half-day meeting with Belichick on the topic “a total fabrication and fiction.”
Per King, Kraft also said he wouldn’t consider trading Belichick to the Giants or anyone else.
“When you’re lucky enough to have someone exceptional, you let them do their job and you get out of the way.”
Dream on if you must, Giants fans. The reality, though, is it is far more likely someone like Pat Shurmur or Steve Wilks ends up as the next coach of the Giants.