ORLANDO, Fla. While reports circulate during the 2017 season about potential disputes within the New England Patriots organization, the tribe owners of the dynasty of owner Robert Kraft, trainer Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, enter force, disagreements were part of the business and part of life. He said he would meet with Belichick and Brady after the season to put aside any significant differences and move forward harmoniously.
That meeting took place, Kraft said here on Monday, as the Patriot season ended with their Super Bowl defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles
"We had the meeting," Kraft said, speaking to a group of reporters at the annual league -Meeting. "And to be very clear … we have meetings all the time, we are not a big, bureaucratic organization, we are a private company, we have no boards to answer to, we answer the fans as best we can." [1
The Association of Force, Belichick and Brady has produced five Super Bowl titles and now three Super Bowl defeats.There was speculation that last season could be the end of the trio's time in New England.But it seems that all three will stay in power at least in the 2018 season.
"I'm thinking about the tension, thinking of my first year as owner," Kraft said Monday, "and I love Bill Parcells. But if you knew him as a coach, the players went on egg shells. And maybe it was ownership, too, as we considered the learning curve on how to get along. It was a great lesson for me to learn and train and to try to understand how to be a good owner while working with a very strong and strong coach.
"The so-called tension gets bigger when you lose it, we were 10-6 in our first year, and in the second year, at 5-11, we really had tension … In every successful business, in a marriage, if you have a good relationship, there will be things where you disagree, but hopefully you will get together and you have a meeting of thoughts and you are discussing things, and when everyone is on the same page, it's usually not so good. " Kraft also expressed support for Belichick, who has come up with a rare – for him – coaching strategy for his decision to corner corner Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl. Butler has since left the Patriots in Freelance Agency to sign with the Tennessee Titans.
"With my fan hat, you can come up with any reasons or things," said Kraft. "But here's the deal: We in New England are privileged, I think, to have the greatest coach in the history of coaching … I have confidence in Bill as a coach, I do not think there's anyone who does that Knowledge and the experience of football combined with the understanding of human resources, nobody can (better) bring these two worlds together and he has done well over the past 18 years so as a fan I can question some of the moves someone privileged to be the owner of this team, I encourage him to continue with his instincts and to do what he thinks fit. "