Belichick  was peppered with questions concerning the nature and extent of Brady’s injury heading into Sunday’s showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. he stays tight-lipped.  Totally Belichick’s style. 

Do you have any update on Brady’s status for Sunday?
“We gave out the injury report yesterday. We’ll update it today.”

Has not having Brady at practice limited your preparation at all for Jacksonville?
“We’re going to continue to get ready for Jacksonville all the way through until game time.”

Do you have any regrets about trading Jimmy Garoppolo?
“We’re getting ready for Jacksonville.”

Is it looking like Brady might be a game-time decision?
“Today’s Friday.”

Given Brady’s injury, have you considered signing a third quarterback?
“We’re going to get ready for Jacksonville, do the best that we can, make the best decisions we can for the team to do that. So that’s what we’re going to do.”

How much, if at all, does Brady’s status complicate the game plan for Sunday?
“I don’t know.”

What is your level of concern that Brady will be able to perform the functions he needs to at quarterback?
“I don’t know. We’ll see.”

You said after trading Garoppolo that you had one of the NFL’s best quarterback situations while he was backing up Brady. What are your thoughts on the current QB situation with Brian Hoyer as the backup?
“Right now, my thoughts are getting ready for Jacksonville. We’re going to do the best we can to put the most competitive team out there and play the best and coach the best that we can on Sunday.”

How impressed have you been with the toughness Brady has shown throughout his career?
“Very. It’s been outstanding.”

He’s the greatest of all time at the mic.