Belichick Speaks on Charlie Weis

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December 01, 2009 at 05:21pm ET

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Mike Reiss of reported on Tuesday that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick discussed former offensive coordinator and recently fired Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.  As usual he wasn't very forthcoming about the possibility of Weis returning to New England - although he didn't rule it out either.

"I’m disappointed for Charlie, and his family and all the people they took out there with them," Belichick told the website. "Of course, I go back a long way with Charlie and we have a good friendship. I talk to him on a pretty regular basis, so I’m disappointed for him on that level. But right now my focus is on the Miami Dolphins, and getting ready to go down there and play a tough division game on the road. That’s where I’m at right now. There are going to be situations like that — there have been every year — where things happen on other teams and on other coaching staffs or player rumors and so forth. Anything along that nature is something that would be addressed at a later point in time. It’s not anything that is on the front burner at all."