Former Patriots coach Bill Belichick revealed a thank-you letter to followers in a full-page advert inside Sunday’s version of The Boston Globe.
Belichick and the Patriots introduced a mutual parting of how in a press convention on Jan. 11. During his remarks, Belichick turned choked up when thanking followers. In Sunday’s letter, he expounded upon these emotions with an handle that started “To Patriots fans everywhere.”
His letter, which appeared alongside an image of him at a Super Bowl parade and concluded with Belichick’s handwritten signature, is transcribed beneath.
“Nowhere in America are pro sports fans as passionate as in New England and for 24 years, I was blessed to feel your passion and power,” Belichick wrote. “The Patriots are the one NFL staff representing SIX states however in actuality, Patriots Nation is aware of no borders.
“You have been undaunted by climate, attended scorching sizzling coaching camp practices and braved Foxborough’s coldest, wettest, snowiest and windiest days. Your considerate letters provided help, critique, and artistic play recommendations. You watched on TV, the web, and out of your stadium seats.
“You traveled from coast to coast and internationally. Numerous occasions, you overtook opposing stadiums and have been the final followers standing. We liked it! You gave your valuable time, sources, and vitality to our staff. We appreciated it!
“Six occasions, you packed Boston by the hundreds of thousands for parades that have been really a two-way expression of gratitude and love. The photos from these days are burned in my reminiscence.
“You might even have loved my style sense and press conferences, or possibly you simply tolerated them.
“I liked teaching right here and, collectively, we skilled some wonderful moments. THANK YOU ALL.
With respect and admiration,