Wednesday will be Patriots' director of football research Ernie Adams' final practice with the team as he's retiring.
Bill Belichick ended his media availability by discussing once again how much Adams has meant to him and the organization, and then the team made Adams available for a few questions.
It was his first ever formal media session.
Adams, of course, is a man of mystery and while he still would not disclose what "Pink Stripes" means, he did give some insight into what his job actually entails.
“Basically, my job is to figure out as many things as I can to help the New England Patriots win football games," he said. "In the end, that is what we’re all about here. That’s what we do. Whether it’s strategy, personnel, or anything else. The thing that has been great about my job is I have never really had any constraints put on me. I could go in any area I thought would help us and hopefully I have made some positive contribution.”
As for how he would sum up his 21-plus years with the organization?
“I would say it’s been incredible," Adams said. "If you told me when we started that it would be 21 seasons with nine Super Bowls, I am not sure I would have believed you. We just grind it out one day at a time and that’s what it’s been. I tell people I have a really hard life, I live in the place I want to live and win a lot of football games. It’s hard to beat that.”
Although Wednesday will be Adams' final practice with the team, he was asked if he would stick around and potentially help out with special projects, etc.
“Bill has all my contact information," he said.