True or not, this just makes me want to beat these bastards even more.
I read recently that Belichick's record as a HC before Tom Brady took a snap was 41-56.
So it's not like he's some friggin' genius who fell out of the sky. He had a pretty crappy track record before he lucked into one of the greatest QB's in the history of the NFL. Belichick's legacy as a HC begins and ends with Brady. If anything, the 11-5 season the Pats had with Brady out is probably the best accomplishment.
I have no doubts they were cheating. I think there was probably some level of cover up. I still don't believe the NFL didn't see the Rice tape before handing out the 2 game suspension.
I also believe every team in the NFL does things at times to gain an edge.
That said, whatever they may be doing hasn't had much of an effect on us -- we're 2-1 in the postseason there and should be 3-0.
Hopefully we make it 3-1 Saturday.
So, what, he can't learn and evolve into a good coach? Having Brady definitely helps, but attributing all of the Patriots' success to Brady is overlooking the fact that not even the best coach could keep a team consistently relevant without capable talent. Sure, Belichick has some of the best pieces to work with, but he still has to do something with them. Plus, he's considered a defensive guy anyway, as well as handling GM duties, and he's one of few coaches that I see as something other than Organizer of Multiple Smart People.