FOXBORO — Bill Belichick has outlasted one other teaching legend.
The Patriots head coach was requested Friday morning about his relationship with former Red Sox supervisor Terry Francona, who’s retiring after 11 seasons with the Guardians.
Belichick and Francona obtained to know one another when Francona was managing the Red Sox to 2 World Series championships from 2004 to 2011.
“Yeah, I had a great relationship with Tito, loved having him here,” Belichick mentioned. “I had a good relationship with all of the Boston coaches, really. But yeah, he was great, very supportive, and I was down there in training camp with him, spent a decent amount of time with him.”
Belichick was requested if he “kept track of” Francona after he left the Red Sox following the 2011 season.
“Yeah, a little bit,” Belichick mentioned. “You know, it’s hard, still got a lot of loyalties here, too. But, I love him. He’s great.”
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott informed reporters he talked to his former teammate, Patriots operating again Ezekiel Elliott, on the telephone Wednesday night time: “Probably the first time we’ve talked on the phone for that long in a while. His spirits are great. He’s excited. It’ll be good to see him. … I’m happy for him. Always pulling for him. He’s doing well. I’m excited for him.” … Belichick barely spoke about Prescott this week. He was requested Friday what he’s seen from the Cowboys QB underneath a brand new coordinator this season. “I think Dak’s talked about his game. I think his comments are probably more relevant than mine.” .. Belichick was additionally requested about longtime Cowboys scout Gil Brandt, who died final month at 91. “When I talked to him a few weeks ago, he was asking about our draft choices. … He was a great friend, great person, glad to obviously see him get inducted into the Hall of Fame a couple of years ago. What a great legacy he left, did a lot for the game, did a lot for scouting.”