- He was asked if Brady could have played had the game been a regular-season affair.
“Well it’s not a regular-season game,” a smiling Belichick said.
Was it a last-minute decision?
“Was it a last-minute thing? I don’t know,” Belichick said. “There are a lot of players that didn’t make the trip.”
Is he concerned? Would he characterize the decision as precautionary?
“I wouldn’t characterize it,” Belichick said with another smile.