According to a Boston Herald reporter, the Patriots head coach wasn't buying it for a second.
Belief is a tricky thing. You want to take someone's word for something, but there's a nagging feeling they could be wrong. We've all been there.
According to Boston Herald writer Ron Borges, Bill Belichick never believed Tom Brady's Deflategate story. If that's true, he's certainly not alone.
"Belichick never believed his story, from what I was told," Borges said. "Because they all know. Why do you think all those retired quarterbacks, the Troy Aikmans of the world — Troy Aikman is about as nice a guy as I've ever met in football — nobody's backed [Brady]. Nobody, not a single guy. Why do you think that is? Because they hate Brady? No. Because they're not stupid. They know nothing's done with those balls that the quarterback doesn't want done."
Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre actually did come to the aid of Brady, saying what he did wasn't cheating. Having your own coach not believe your story is different. The relationship between a quarterback and head coach needs to be the smoothest of perhaps any other on the team.
Only time will tell if this story plays a part in the already tangled web of Deflategate.