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Bill Belichick gives unusually long answer on why he avoids questions on Patriots’ future

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick hasn’t been able to shake questions relating to his future with the team.

Win or lose, there are multiple questions every week asking if he’s staying or leaving New England, and every week, he either sidesteps or flat out ignores those questions.

On Tuesday, however, the legendary coach gave an unusually lengthy response to why he doesn’t indulge in topics on his future with the Patriots.

“Whatever success I have had, I’ve tried to go about my job the same way every week — win, lose, good years, bad years, whatever they are,” Belichick said, when appearing on “The Greg Hill Show,” via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “Each week, get ready to go for that week, do the best you can to help your team win, and after that game move on to the next one. And at the end of the season, that’s the end of the season.

“But on a week-to-week basis, I don’t want to spend time, or get caught up in what happened 5 years ago, or what’s going to happen 2 years from now, and a bunch of other random stuff. Just working on the Jets. … I’m committed to the team that I’m coaching right now, the players that are here. They deserve my best every day and that’s what I’m going to give them.”

Belichick’s comments make sense considering there’s a strong likelihood he doesn’t know what the future holds.

Everything is going to come down to him and owner Robert Kraft getting together in a room and making a decision on how to proceed. And none of that has happened yet.

So the best thing Belichick can do is leave the speculating to outsiders, while keeping his focus on winning football games. In many ways, he practicing the same thing he’s preached for years.

He’s doing his job.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire