Bill Belichick: N’Keal Harry and I had a good conversation, have a good relationship

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Patriots receiver N'Keal Harry made waves in early July when his representation publicly requested a trade on his behalf.

But to this point, Harry has not been traded. He reported to training camp and has reportedly flashed during practice. A few days ago, he even told reporters that he’s “very OK” with being a Patriot, noting that once he got on the field the trade request was no longer on his mind.

Head coach Bill Belichick was asked on Monday if he could foresee Harry continuing to be a part of the team despite last month’s trade request.

“N’Keal and I have talked about it,” Belichick said in his press conference. “We had a good conversation, have a good relationship. So I’m not going to get into all that.”

Belichick also noted that Harry, like the rest of New England’s wide receivers, is improving.

“N’Keal’s in good condition, is working hard, and just, again, keep taking it day by day and as the competition unfolds see how things stack up everywhere — not just with him but all the way across the board,” Belichick said. “It’s the same for everybody.”

The 32nd overall pick in the 2019 draft, Harry has made only 45 receptions for 414 yards with four touchdowns in his first two seasons. He was on the field for 58 percent of New England’s offensive snaps last year, appearing in 14 games with nine starts.

13 responses to “Bill Belichick: N’Keal Harry and I had a good conversation, have a good relationship

  1. BB the GM’s early draft round picks are killing BB the Coach. He would be better off letting Scott Zolak make the picks for him

  2. The 32nd overall pick in the 2019 draft, Harry has made only 45 receptions for 414 yards with four touchdowns in his first two seasons. He was on the field for 58 percent of New England’s offensive snaps last year, appearing in 14 games with nine starts.
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    Yes, it looks bad on the surface but what doesn’t seem to get mentioned all that much was that he was hurt his rookie year in training camp, he was coming into what many believe to be one of the most complex & difficult offensive systems in the NFL, Brady had already checked out & had no real interest in helping in the kids development, last year had no real camp to speak of due to the pandemic & that stunted many rookie & 2nd year guys growth & MOST OF ALL, he had a QB that was NOT CONDUCIVE to help or assist in the growth of a key position because he was new & quite frankly STUNK in so many aspects in the passing game he hurt all the receivers….
    Just keeping it real…

  3. re: kissbillsrings

    You nailed it man. Tired of nobody acknowledging that this kid has had a tough an intro as any. I’d still like to see him run better routes and get open. He definitely has trouble getting separation. But by no means should we be writing this kid off just yet. And all this bad press is only making it harder for him, adding to the pressure. I really hope he can turn it around and succeed.

  4. Brady had already checked out & had no real interest in helping in the kids development,

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    Didn’t Belichick’s believers claim it was Belichick who coached up players? Didn’t Belichick’s believers believe Belichick had a magic system (designs and schemes)?

    So when Brady coached up players, it was because of Belichick?

  5. ztoa says:
    August 3, 2021 at 10:37 am
    Brady had already checked out & had no real interest in helping in the kids development,

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    Didn’t Belichick’s believers claim it was Belichick who coached up players? Didn’t Belichick’s believers believe Belichick had a magic system (designs and schemes)?

    So when Brady coached up players, it was because of Belichick?
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    But but but… didn’t didn’t didn’t
    Crawl back under your rock troll…..

  6. kissbillsrings,

    LOL, on one hand, you claim that it was Belichick who coached up players, on the other hand, you blame Brady for not coaching receivers.

    How pathetic can people like you be?

  7. LOL, on one hand, you claim that it was Belichick who coached up players, on the other hand, you blame Brady for not coaching receivers.

    How pathetic can people like you be?
    The coaches coach the team but you need the qb to work and get in sync with the pass catchers guess you’re jealously and envy wont let you grasp that.

  8. The coaches coach the team but you need the qb to work and get in sync with the pass catchers guess you’re jealously and envy wont let you grasp that

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    You mean that Brady was the only QB under Belichick who worked hard?

  9. ztoa says:
    August 3, 2021 at 5:39 pm
    kissbillsrings,

    LOL, on one hand, you claim that it was Belichick who coached up players, on the other hand, you blame Brady for not coaching receivers.

    How pathetic can people like you be?
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    In not one part of my comment did I even mention Bill coaching up players although I guess that could be a given as EVERY COACH on EVERY TEAM is supposed to do that….& I really wasn’t blaming Brady for not coaching him up, I simply stated Brady had already checked out on his final year there so he had no interest in helping him or any of the other players new to the team for that matter……
    I guess I know how pathetic people like you are…. Try taking a course in reading comprehension…. Look it up in the dictionary first though so you’ll know what it entails

  10. I simply stated Brady had already checked out on his final year there so he had no interest in helping him or any of the other players new to the team for that matter……

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    Did I deny Brady not trying to develop N’Keal Harry? But without Brady, Belichick couldn’t develop receivers.

    Look it up in the dictionary first? do you even know the meaning of being great? can you name a single thing that Belichick did that other coaches couldn’t do with Brady?

  11. nhpats2011 says:
    August 2, 2021 at 9:36 am
    BB the GM’s early draft round picks are killing BB the Coach. He would be better off letting Scott Zolak make the picks for him

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    Don’t you dare. DON’T YOU DARE.

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