Here's a round-up of quotes from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's Thursday press conference discussing the Randy Moss trade. All quotes are taken from transcripts provided by the Patriots.
Excerpt from Belichick's opening statement: "In the end, it was a difficult decision, but one that I feel is in the best interest of the football team. Organizationally, we've had conversations and obviously are comfortable with the trade."
On the rumors of problems between Moss and the organization: "I would say this: there was never any incident or discipline problem with Randy. There never has been one with me in four years."
How the team will deal with losing Moss from a football standpoint: "We have a lot of players on our football team. I have a lot of confidence in our total team, all of our players — our offensive players."
Whether or not QB Tom Brady had a say in the trade: "Tom doesn't make personnel decisions."