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એનએફએલ અફવાઓ: જાયન્ટ્સ ’જ્હોન મરાએ પેટ્રિઅટ્સ’ બિલ બેલિચિક એન.જે.માં પાછા ફરવાનો વિચાર કર્યો (પણ નકારતો નથી) – એનજે ડોટ કોમ

એનએફએલ અફવાઓ: જાયન્ટ્સ ’જ્હોન મરાએ પેટ્રિઅટ્સ’ બિલ બેલિચિક એન.જે.માં પાછા ફરવાનો વિચાર કર્યો (પણ નકારતો નથી) – એનજે ડોટ કોમ

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Thursday was Joe Judge’s day to shine as he was introduced as the new head coach of the New York Giants. So you can’t blame co-owner John Mara for ducking a question about Bill Belichick.

Newsday’s Tom Rock reports Mara talked with Belichick several times about Judge. Belichick, you may remember, won a pair of Super Bowls as the Giants’ defensive coordinator for Bill Parcells before going to New England and winning six Lombardi Trophies as a head coach.

So did Mara ever ask Belichick about his interest in returning to East Rutherford? “Bill’s under contract,” Mara said bluntly.

Of course Mara would sidestep the question. To do otherwise would be tantamount to tampering and open the Giants up to punishment by commissioner Roger Goodell.

But the idea of Belichick returning to the Giants at some point is not far-fetched, although it would probably be in some sort of front office capacity, once his coaching days are done in New England.

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In December, the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reported on when Belichick is likely to leave New England. “I think he would probably stay for one more year after [Tom] Brady,” one insider said. “I could easily see him, if he did leave, becoming a president of some other team or an executive VP or something like that.” Like the Giants? “Of course.”

Adding to the palace intrigue is the fact Belichick has a soft spot in his heart for New York (yes, Belichick has a heart). Before the Patriots beat the Giants in Week 6, Belichick was asked about his connection to New York. Per ESPN:

“Of course, the Mara family — single ownership. They’ve certainly been through all the phases of the league, and not only have done things very professionally and for the good of the game on the field, but present everything well off the field as well — their family and their organization and just the way they do things,” he said. “So that’s a storied franchise and it goes way, way back. I was very, very fortunate to be a part of that great organization for 12 years and I learned a lot there from so many people, some who are still there, most of whom aren’t. But they put together a tremendous group there in the ’80s, starting with Coach [Ray] Perkins, so I was very fortunate to be a part of that.”

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Mike Rosenstein may be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @rosenstein73. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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