During Belichick’s first news conference of the week 14 matchup with the Browns, the Patriots head coach took a shot at the New York Jets when he was asked about his former team the Cleveland Browns.
The question from the media was if he still had any affinity for the organization that he was with from 1991 – 1995.
“I was there for five years,” Belichick said. “It was five important years in my life, for myself, my family and all that. Obviously, we’ve all moved on, and I have a job to do here and that’s where my loyalty is, is to Robert (Kraft), the Patriots organization and this football team. So it’s no different than how I feel, honestly, about the Colts, or the Lions or the Broncos. I feel differently about the Jets. We won’t put them in that category.
“Good experiences with all of those teams, and we learned from them, grew as a coach, and as a person and as a family. But we’re at a different time and a different place. This is where we are now, so I’ll try to make the most out of this one.”
Belichick quit the Jets in 2000 to take the head coaching gig with the Patriots.