Tebowmania hasn't struck Belichick

Tebowmania hasn't struck Belichick
March 27, 2012, 2:35 pm
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PALM BEACH -- While the Ponce De Leon ballroom at The Breakers buzzed with Tim Tebow-related conversation at the AFC Coaches Breakfast, Bill Belichick put a wet blanket on the topic when he was asked about the Jets adding Tebow.

"I really havent given it a lot of thought," said Belichick. "Try to concentrate on our team right now, going through our team building, free agency, draft process, I think all teams are a long way from being where theyre going to be in July or August, regular season. So, let it play out. Well budget time for all those things, but right now, just trying to construct our team the best we can."

Belichick has showered Tebow with praise in the past so the answer he provided Tuesday wasn't reflective of his feelings about the quarterback. Taking a stab at how Belichick regards the Tebow saturation by the media, though, isn't hard. He probably thinks it's a little absurd.

"We have a lot of respect for all the teams in our division, theyve all made changes, Im sure theyll all be very competitive, well have our work cut out for us," Belichick generalized. "I think right now, we need to focus our attention on what were doing and not worry too much about what everyone else is doing, and I think wed be better off doing that. Thats what were going to do. Nothing we can do about those other teams right now, anyway, so we need to worry about our team."