Belichick recounts early friendship with Reese

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky </em> <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick just made a surprise appearance at a press room podium at the combine, and delivered a wide-ranging address for about 10 minutes before there was room for a question.</p> <p>He talked extensively about Floyd Reese, the former Titans general manager and ESPN analyst who became the Patriots' <a href="/blogs/afcsouth/0-7-468/Former-Titans-GM-Reese-joins-Patriots.html" target="_blank">senior football advisor</a> at the end of January.</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" align="right"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#c0c0c0"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%"> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><img src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/reese_floyd_m.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" width="65" height="90" align="left" /></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <font face="Verdana" size="1" style="line-height: 1.5em"><font color="#808080">&nbsp;Reese</font> </font></td> </tr> </table> <p>Here's a snippet about their time together as assistants in Detroit at the start of their careers:</p> <blockquote> <p>"Our staff was an older staff and Floyd and I were the two youngest coaches on the staff and ended up living a couple blocks away from each other. We kind of hung out together, we rode to work, we rode to games, worked together on the kicking game. I was coaching the tight ends and he was coaching the linebackers and we'd do drills against each other.</p> <p>"Our friendship evolved out of the coaching relationship. I've always admired and respected Floyd for what he's been able to do. Even as a player, you look at him it's hard to believe he was an All-American linebacker at 5-11 [at UCLA] or whatever he was but that's the way he played. He's a great thinker and a great worker and that was something that rubbed off on me early. His determination and his ability as a coach, I think that's something I appreciated very early in my career... I'm glad to have Floyd and glad to be able to work with him. I didn't know if it would ever happen. I don't know what happened a few years ago in Tennessee, but I'm glad it worked out for him."</p> </blockquote>

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