Bill Belichick thanks Patriots fans for their 'passion, power'
Former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wrote a touching thank-you letter to supporters, which was published in The Boston Globe on Sunday.
On January 11, the Patriots and Belichick agreed to separate ways after 24 seasons together.
When Belichick and owner Robert Kraft stood together to announce the decision,
Belichick mentioned how much the team's supporters meant to him, which he documented in a full-page advertisement.
The letter was addressed "To Patriots fans everywhere," had a blue backdrop, featured a photo of Belichick from one of the team's six Super Bowl championship parades, and appeared on Page A3 of the newspaper
I was fortunate to feel your passion and power," Belichick wrote. "The Patriots are the only NFL club that represents SIX states, but Patriots Nation has no borders.
"You were unfazed by the weather, attending blistering hot training camp workouts and enduring Foxborough's coldest, wettest, snowiest, and windiest days.
Your insightful letters provided encouragement, feedback, and innovative play ideas. You watched on television, the internet, and from your stadium seat.
"You went from coast to coast and worldwide. Many times, you overtook opposing stadiums and were the last fans standing.
We loved it! You dedicated your valuable time, resources, and energy to our team. We appreciate it!"