Belichick also added a familiar sentence that has become routine talk in New England as he prepares for the team's upcoming game. He also didn't like the Patriots' grooming of 2014 second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo, who has since been traded to San Francisco.
"Absolutely", he told reporters on a conference call ahead of the Patriots' AFC divisional round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Belichick, addressing a story which he claims to have not read, laughed and said this meeting was "absolutely not true". "So I don't have anything to add to it". I've already commented at length about that situation.
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Nothing is "absolute." So until the Giants job is formally filled by someone else - and possibly for a while after that - there likely still will be wisps of smoke coming from the Belichick possibility.
However, in a joint statement from Kraft, Belichick and Brady, the trio said media reports suggesting a rift are "unsubstantiated, highly exaggerated or flat out inaccurate". The story implied Brady has taken issue with a lack of praise from Belichick this season.
"When you're lucky enough to have someone exceptional, you let them do their job and you get out of the way", Kraft told TheMMQB. Belichick reluctantly did so, but he has privately fumed over the move because the five-time Super Bowl-winning coach believes he has earned the right to make such team personnel decisions, ESPN reported.