Eric Mangini still hopes to one day have a reconciliation with Bill Belichick.
Belichick was once Mangini's close-friend and mentor but they haven't spoken since the Spygate incident in 2007.
"Am I surprised? I hope it's something that can come back," Mangini told ESPN on Saturday at his alma mater, Bulkeley High School, where he conducted his annual youth football camp.
"Look, Bill is a big part of my life. Bill gave me a tremendous opportunity, and I enjoyed that experience, and I respect him. It's disappointing, the way it's been. Hopefully, it can change at some point."
Mangini left the Patriots to join the New York Jets in 2006.
Before a game in 2007, Mangini told Jets security to keep an eye on the Patriots' sideline, where they were illegally videotaping opponents' signals.