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Bill Belichick has no use for midseason grades

FOXBOROUGH – With the Patriots halfway through their 16-game campaign, a handful of midseason report cards and award stories about the league are being written, with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Stephen Gostkowski, and others all getting high marks, as well as the team sitting No. 1 in most power index rankings.

Bill Belichick, your thoughts?

“Look, I mean that’s great, but honestly, I don’t think anybody’s really focused on that right now. We’re focused on the Giants, not some midseason report card,” Belichick said. “Like, who cares? What difference does it make? Give me an F. Give me a C+. I mean, it doesn’t matter. Right now, I’m focused on the Giants. That’s all I really care about.”

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Belichick was then asked what grade he would give Brady, who has completed 68.6 percent of his passes for 2,709 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only two interceptions.

“I don’t give grades. I’m worried about the Giants,” Belichick said. “I don’t really care about some midseason, midterm grade. Give me whatever you want. I don’t care.”


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