Turns out that Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner is something of a pen pal to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
After Belichick’s Patriots team beat Warner’s Rams team in the Super Bowl, Warner sent Belichick a congratulatory note.
Then, after the Patriots finished last year’s regular season unbeaten, Warner wrote to commend Belichick again.
“There will be times that I’m sure I’ll run across coach at some point in time and we’ll talk about it,” Warner said Wednesday, as his Cardinals readied for Sunday’s game against Belichick’s Patriots. “I remember running into coach at one point in time — I don’t know if it was at the Pro Bowl — we we’re both working out one morning. I can’t remember exactly where it was, but we sat down and talked a little bit about some of the things that we shared and some of the things that he accomplished.
“You have opportunities along the way where you touch base and you cross paths but you don’t send those things looking for anything in return. It’s just a way for me to say I appreciate what you’ve accomplished and enjoyed watching it.”
The letters speak to the classy manner in which Warner conducts himself. But Warner would rather not be sending Belichick another congratulatory note after Sunday’s game. This time he’d rather get one than send one.