New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady says coach Bill Belichick would not engage in the kind of behaviour shown by Pittsburgh Steelers boss Mike Tomlin in a controversial video.
Tomlin was captured in a Facebook Live post aired by Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown describing their AFC Championship game opponents as "a--holes".
Brady took a measured approach in his response on Monday, telling WEEI, via CSN New England: "That's against our team policy. I don't think that would go over well with our coach.
"Every coach has a different style. Our coach, he's been in the league for 42 years and he's pretty old school. He's not into social media and I think he lets everyone know that.
"I think our team has a policy. We don't show anything that should be private because he feels when we are inside our stadium, inside the walls, there has to be a degree of privacy that we have.
"What's done in the locker room should stay in the locker room."