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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Belichick's Thanksgiving thoughts

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick opened his Wednesday press conference with the following remarks:

“I just want to first of all pass along Thanksgiving wishes to all of you, the fans, the players’ families, everybody that has to put up with us through the year. This is a great time for all of us to be thankful, especially those of us with the Patriots. It’s a great situation here, it’s a great opportunity, I appreciate the Kraft family gives me an opportunity to coach here. Certainly we have outstanding facilities and support, everything to work with. Robert [Kraft] talked to the team this morning and I think he put [Thanksgiving] in a good perspective. It’s a good time to reflect and be appreciative, to take at least one day of the year to do that. We probably should take every day.”