Us Patriots fans are so damn spoiled. Not only do we have one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, but Bill Belichick, arguably the best coach of all time, is the man leading the franchise.
Last Thursday, Rotoworld put together a list of the best coaches in the league, and Belichick topped the list. Here is what they had to say on the three time Super Bowl winning coach:
You can call Bill Belichick an iconoclast, or you can call him a rogue. Thanks to one infamous incident, you could even call him a cheater. We’ll just call him the greatest coach of the modern era, if not all time. The last remaining coach truly serving as his own general manager, Belichick is also one of the rare head men to set the tone on both sides of the ball. Belichick has total control in a way no other coach does, and successfully executes on that total control in a way no other coach does. The Patriots are 88-24 (.786) since 2007. If you eliminate Tom Brady’s ACL and comeback years, the Pats are 117-27 (.813) since 2003. Even if you don’t eliminate those 11 and 10-win campaigns, they’re 138-38 (.784). The Browns/Ravens fired Belichick after the 1995 season. Since, Belichick has 18 playoff victories. The Browns have 77 total victories since rejoining the NFL in 1999. You can say it’s Brady, or you can say it’s cheating (and be wrong). Whatever it is, it’s winning in relentlessly dominant, historic fashion.
I wholeheartedly agree with this assessment of Belichick, and as a completely objective fan (yeah right), there isn’t one other coach I would rather have leading my team, than Bill Belichick.