Patriots gridiron news: Tom Brady lauds ‘consistent’ head coach Bill Belichick

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick will go down in history as the greatest QB/head coach duo of all time.

One thing New England Patriots fans and critics learned over the last 15 years is to never undermine the decision making of one Bill Belichick.  We also learned not to underestimate the determination and pure magnificence of Tom Brady.

With five Super Bowl victories in seven appearances, there is no one out there who can argue the accomplishments of the greatest quarterback and greatest coach of all time.  Both have earned the label of G.O.A.T by doing whatever it takes to put the team in the best position to win.

Over the years, Belichick has made some head-scratching decisions.  Most recently, the trade of proclaim future franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. In doing so, speculation opened up about the reasoning behind that decision.  Of course, with speculation came rumors.  Some of which included the relationship or lack thereof between Brady and Belichick.

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While we may never know the validity of the rumors, one thing is certain.  These two respect the heck out of one another.  Asked about what stands out about Belichick during his weekly conference with the media, Brady simply praised his coach’s consistency.

"“Well, he’s just so consistent.  I think he has such an approach and an urgency to his coaching and how he gets the whole staff prepared and the players,” Brady told the media.  “Everything is important – the walkthroughs, the OTAs, minicamp, training camp.  I don’t think you’d notice many times between an OTA day and a Super Bowl week in the way that he approaches the preparations.  He gets us all ready to go.”"

Brady went on to say that the urgency is what helps the team get ready and keeps them focused in their preparation, which also goes a long way in keeping players prepared to step up when needed.  Tom Brady was asked the question as Bill Belichick is just one win away from trying Tom Landry for the most career wins of all time.

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According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, tight end Martellus Bennett was released by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.  In order for the Patriots and Bennett to reunite, the veteran tight end would have to clear waivers.  Then, he will have to decide whether or not he even wants to continue his career.

Bennett has previously indicated that he was contemplating retirement at the end of the 2017 NFL season.

Stephon Gilmore still limited

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore says he is good to go on Sunday when the team takes on the Denver Broncos, but remains limited at practice.  His limited participation remains due to a concussion and ankle injury.

While it is likely Gilmore will suit up Sunday night, the news is not as certain for some other key players.  Chris Hogan, Malcom Brown and Marcus Cannon all missed practice Wednesday.  While Hogan was already expected to be out a few weeks due to a shoulder sprain, Brown and Cannon’s status remain up in the air.

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Others limited on Wednesday were Danny Amendola, Cassius Marsh and Eric Rowe.