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Amidst the nostalgia of the “Roast of Tom Brady,” tensions between key figures of the New England Patriots dynasty resurfaced, notably between team owner Robert Kraft and former coach Bill Belichick.

Julian Edelman, the erstwhile star wide receiver for the Patriots, shed light on the palpable strain between Kraft and Belichick during the event. The gathering, immortalized on Netflix, took place at the Kia Forum. Following the festivities, Edelman and another former Patriots player, Drew Bledsoe, engaged in a candid discussion on Edelman’s podcast, “Games with Names.”

Recalling the atmosphere preceding the event, Edelman remarked on Belichick’s uncharacteristic levity in the green room. He noted the coach’s animated demeanor, presumably fueled by the anticipation of reuniting with former colleagues now that he’s no longer with a team. However, Edelman emphasized the tension permeating the room, likening it to a tangible presence.

Bledsoe corroborated Edelman’s observations, highlighting Kraft’s entrance as a pivotal moment. He recounted Belichick’s position as the center of attention until Kraft’s arrival, prompting everyone to flock to greet the team owner. Despite the underlying tension, Bledsoe noted that Kraft and Belichick managed a brief conversation lasting about 10 minutes.

The rift between Kraft and Belichick marks a significant departure from their once symbiotic relationship. Kraft’s historic investment of $172 million in the team in 1992 paved the way for Belichick’s tenure as head coach and de facto general manager in 2000. Together, alongside gridiron luminary Tom Brady, they crafted a dynasty unparalleled in sports history, clinching six Super Bowl victories and an impressive streak of 11 consecutive playoff berths from 2009 to 2019.

However, as with all dynasties, the Patriots’ era of dominance eventually waned. Brady’s departure for sunnier shores in Florida in 2021 signaled the beginning of the end, with Kraft and Belichick parting ways two years later. Insights from the Apple TV+ series “The Dynasty” exposed simmering tensions between the pair, with Kraft candidly referring to his head coach as “a pain in the tush.”

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The strained relationship between Kraft and Belichick reached a nadir this offseason when the latter was rumored as the leading candidate for the coaching position with the Atlanta Falcons. Reports from ESPN in April suggested that Kraft, a confidant of Falcons owner Arthur Blank, advised against entrusting Belichick with the role.

Despite discussions with Belichick, the Falcons ultimately selected Raheem Morris from the Los Angeles Rams as their head coach. With potential landing spots elsewhere failing to materialize, Belichick found himself without a team as the offseason concluded.

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