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Bill Belichick Shares His Great Appreciation Of Julian Edelman

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The Patriots head coach took a moment to reflect on Edelman's incredible career with the Patriots.

Video Transcript

BILL BELICHICK: Good John. How are you doing?

- Good. I was wondering if you could just touch on Julian Edelman, his retirement recently, and what he has meant to you in this team over the last 12 seasons.

BILL BELICHICK: Yeah well Julian's been one of the players that's probably come further than most every other player that I've coached, and his development from a quarterback in college to a receiver, a punt returner, and even a defensive player, all positions that he never played.

And certainly to excel as a punt returner, as a receiver for a number of years at those very difficult positions is quite an accomplishment, especially considering the fact that he didn't do those things or wasn't trained to do them in college.

So his toughness, his competitiveness, his playmaking ability certainly is a big part of the backbone of our team and I have a ton of respect for Julian, what he accomplished in his career, how hard he worked to accomplish it. And a great appreciation for all he's done for me personally and our organization.

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