Belichick on Valentine: 'Great guy'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Friday morning that he's looking forward to reconnecting with Bobby Valentine, who was officially named manager of the Boston Red Sox this week.

"When I was in New York, Bobby was in New York with the Mets," Belichick said. "Love Bobby. Great guy. Great baseball guy. Love to talk to him. He's got a lot of energy. Don't get me wrong, I love Terry [Francona]. I had a great relationship with Bobby in New York. I went to several Mets games and stuff like that, watched Keyshawn [Johnson] throw out the opening pitch and all that. Bobby is a wonderful guy. I look forward to catching up with him and seeing him here."