In response to sporter81's comment:
Everyones entitled to their opinion but I'm going to stand by mine. You have to have a great QB and great coach to do what these guys have done. Like I said earlier , Dan Marino was a great hall of fame QB but never won a ring. Peyton Manning has only one ring and he's pretty good too. In the NBA one superstar can make a team very good because just five guys on the court, in the NFL you need a team, a coach, and a QB.
Belichick and Brady may be the best tandem ever, the two of them are what makes this team go IMO.
I would agree. It is stupid to argue either of them without the other because essentially we will never know. Both are towards the end of their careers, so is there really enough time for one of them to prove how great they would be without the other?
I will say, I mention this from time to time when this discussion comes up, but for my money Joe Gibbs does not get enough love when the mention the all-time greastest coaches. Three Super Bowl Championships with three different QBs over a 10 year span.
There are only two other coaches who won Super Bowls with multiple starting QBs - Parcells (Simms and Hostetler) & George Seifert (Montana & Young). The list of QBs who won with different coaches is even shorter. Only two, Roethlisberger and Montana.
For the most part, great teams are defined by the coach/QB combo...