The jewelry was dispensed minus any sense of fervor or uproar.
"Whatever it was last year, it was," Belichick said. "So it's time to move on."
We will do the same:
• After speaking with reporters, Belichick cancelled the team's Thursday practice, per the Boston Herald. It marks the first time he's ever cancelled mandatory practice in New England, according to the newspaper. Following required team meetings, players have a few weeks to decompress before the launch of training camp.
• Tight end Jake Ballard made his first appearance at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. "I talked to him, and we'll move along with his rehab, and see how that goes," Belichick said. "He seems to be doing relatively well for where he was at when he had the surgery."