“I think everybody out there is pretty much in the same boat, just trying to get better day by day,” Belichick said. “Some guys are starting at different points. He’s obviously starting at a point different than where other players were.
“They’re all moving along.”
That, however, may not be enough as he tries to secure a regular-season roster spot.
“Having him as part of our franchise is great, but he has to compete just like anyone else,” Kraft said. “He’s just one of 90 people (in camp) right now, so I wonder if we haven’t talked enough about him. But if you want to keep talking about him, we can do that.”
And he did.
He said he was in on the discussions to sign Tebow.
“Look,” Kraft said, “life is about collecting good people around you, who you like to have with you and who want to win. I think he like many of our other players fall in that category.”
Tebow worked out only at quarterback during the two practices.
“I have no idea,” he said. “That’s a very hypothetical question. So, maybe we’ll deal with it if it happens.”
Replacing one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks with one who couldn’t take playing time away from a struggling Mark Sanchez with the Jets last year is highly unlikely.
“In my mind, we have the greatest quarterback of all time on our team,” Kraft said. “Every time he has the ball in his hand, we have a chance to do something great.”
“He’s hard-working. He’s very cooperative. I don’t think there’s any coach that wouldn’t like to have a team full of people like he is, sort of like Brady,” Kraft said. “They’re all business and you can’t get enough people like that on your team.