Latest example of how Bill Belichick, Tom Brady’s relationship is much better than a year ago

Ryan Hannable
February 01, 2019 - 8:11 am

ATLANTA — What a difference a year makes.

Remember last May when Tom Brady was asked if he feels appreciated by the Patriots during an interview with Jim Gray and he said, “I plead the fifth?”

Man, have things changed.

That answer appeared to be a shot at Bill Belichick after everything that happened last season, but the 41-year-old was singing a much different tune when asked about him Thursday at his final press conference before Super Bowl LIII.

“We meet at least twice a week going on 19 years,” Brady said. “We’ve had a great working relationship. I’ve learned so much from him. He’s been a great mentor, taught me so much about football. I was just talking with my friend — how I see the game now versus how I used to see it. So much of it is coach Belichick’s influence on me as well as what coach Belichick taught Josh McDaniels, who I’ve worked with for so long.”

Brady, Belichick and the rest of the Patriots will take on the Rams Sunday night.