Chung: ‘I'm juiced' about Belichick's intention to return in 2018


FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick has been asked multiple times if he plans on being back in New England next season. He says "absolutely." And when one longtime Patriots player was informed of his coach's intentions, he was fired up about it. 

"[Expletive], I'm juiced," Patrick Chung said. "Keep coming back, man. When he's done, I'll be done, too."

Chung, 30, is under contract through 2018 and in the middle of a season in which he's played 88 percent of the defensive snaps. He was drafted by the Patriots in 2009, had a brief stint in Philadelphia where he reunited with his college coach Chip Kelly, and in 2013 re-joined New England in order to re-start his career. He's been a key part of Belichick's defenses since 2014 and won two Super Bowls upon his return.

In the wake of an ESPN report from last week that indicated Belichick's relationship with Tom Brady was on the rocks and that he was unhappy with Patriots ownership becoming involved in personnel decisions, Belichick was asked if he had any interest in eventually coaching the Giants.

"Right now my interest is trying to do the best I can for our football team to get ready for Saturday night against Tennessee," he said. "That’s where my total focus is."


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