Bill Belichick made his first public comments since the NFL punished Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for Deflategate.

"That's a long time ago," Belichick said when asked if the issue has affected any of the team's enjoyment from winning the Super Bowl. "We're on to next year. It's 2015. You can forget about last year. That was last year."

Belichick's remarks came Friday after the team's organized team activity at Gillette Stadium, where quarterback Tom Brady -- who has been suspended for the first four games -- participated and took his standard repetitions for a spring practice.