“I always got a real nice and warm reception from the fans,” Belichick said. “I personally have always had a real affection for the city of Philadelphia, I grew up there going to all the Army-Navy games. Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, get up there on Black Friday and see all the shoppers out there and how busy it was on Broad Street. … A lot of great memories from my childhood growing up in those weekends in Philadelphia and then competing there in the division when I was with the Giants.”

He wasn’t very voluble discussing the Pats loss to the Birds in Supe 52.

“I think we talked about that game at length, ad nauseam,” Belichick said. “That game was a long time ago, so we’ll get ready for this game and we’ll see how it goes.”

“He [Wentz] is a very versatile player, pretty good at everything,” Belichick said. “He’s got a real good arm. Can make all the throws. Can throw on the run, throw in the pocket. Get the ball to all his receivers; he reads coverages well. He’s athletic and can extend plays. He looks like a pretty smart guy. They give him a lot of responsibility as far as checks at the line of scrimmage.

“He’s a really good football player that really looks good at everything, good at all areas of the game.”