In the Starting Line-Up
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If you got an hour I recommend giving this a listen. Curran, Michael Holley, and the author of the new Dynasty book, Jeff Benedict, discuss the Pats and the dynamic between Kraft, Brady, and Belichick.
Benedict had in person interviews with Kraft and Brady and relayed questions to Belichick through email so he had access to all 3 for the book.
A few things I found interesting is that Krafts relationship with Brady is family-like while his relationship with Belichick is business-like. All the way back to the contract negotiations in 2010 Brady was thinking his time may be up in New England. In a meeting with Robert and Jonathan at Krafts Cape Cod house they had a gentleman’s agreement that if Brady’s relationship with Belichick became strained that the Krafts would let Brady walk. Finally, when Brady finally did leave and called Belichick from Krafts house to let him know his decision Belichick told Brady “you’re the best QB ever and even a better person.”