Patriots President (and son of owner) Jonathan Kraft:
There wasn’t one person who said to do it. I learned a long, long, long time ago, when my dad says his gut says something is the right decision — he’s always right. He’s never wrong. And so in 2000 he’s like, ‘We’re getting Bill Belichick. Period.’ And no one agreed.
What about Tom Brady?
I always remember him coming down the stairs at the old stadium. He said to me, ‘Hi, I’m Tom Brady.’ And he looked me in the eye and he said, ‘And I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.’
The rest is history.