Marc Bertrand: Bill Belichick can’t think Tom Brady can play past 43

Marc Bertrand: Bill Belichick can’t think Tom Brady can play past 43

Marc Bertrand discusses Robert Kraft’s comments about Brady wanting to play another 6-7 years, and why he thinks it would be tough for Belichick to believe that Brady can realistically play that long.

Curran: Not a big stretch for Tom Brady to play past age of 43

Curran: Not a big stretch for Tom Brady to play past age of 43

Tom E. Curran joins Early Edition to discuss Robert Kraft saying Tom Brady plans to play 6-7 more years, and explain why it is not outlandish.

Kraft on Belichick: 'I hope he coaches until his 80s'

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Kraft on Belichick: 'I hope he coaches until his 80s'

PHOENIX -- It sounds like Robert Kraft is hoping the Belichick-Brady Era will last forever. Or close to it. 

He explained on Monday at the league meetings that he'd be more than happy to see Tom Brady play deep into his mid-40s. Almost in the same breath, he said he hoped Bill Belichick would coach for another decade or more. 

"I hope he coaches until his 80s," Kraft said of his soon-to-be 65-year-old head coach. "I see Warren Buffet and Rupert Murdoch, and they're in their mid-80s, and they're performing at a pretty high level. We gotta keep Bill healthy."

During his "A Football Life" documentary, produced by NFL Films back in 2009, Belichick said that he didn't think anyone would have to worry about him coaching as a 70-year-old like former Bills sideline boss Marv Levy. 

But with each passing year, as Belichick displays energy and enthusiasm during practices from training camp into January, it seems more than feasible that he could do another half-decade. 

Fifteen years? That may be another story, but Kraft said back in February that he has insight into Belichick's plans that the rest of us don't. 

"We have a pact that we don’t talk about that," Kraft told the Washington Post. "He knows and I know. But he won’t be done this year."