Re: Oh .... the IRONY (if you know what that is...)
posted at 2/26/2014 2:27 PM EST
In response to coolade2's comment:
Belichick is the king of team. He rewrote the opening sequence of the super Bowl... having his TEAM run out together for the first time in history. this resulted in the end as a success.
No one is bigger than the team. Brady takes paycuts. Big name players get cut or traded (milloy, seymour, samuel, moss, Lloyd, Welker, Law, etc).
Versatile team players are valued... (troy brown, Edelman(we hope), Ninkovich, ) talented individuals are discounted... Blount, Talib (we expect).
The IRONY is that as a coach, it is all about HIM. He grooms his coaches from nobodies so that they carry out everything according to his own philosophy, doctrine, etc. which has resulted in the end as a failure.
Since the departure of coaches (weis, Crennel) that could truly be called collaborators not just underlings, Belichick has ultimately failed in the big games. (2 super bowls, 3 ACCCGs, 3 other playoff games)
This perspective becomes more apparent as the years waste away, but there was a warning back in 2005 that the loss of Weis in particular would be a damaging blow to this team.
The IRONY is MR. Team is actually the individual talent that he shuns... and this ends up hurting the team. wow... pretty deep but theres a lot of truth there for those who can handle it.
So what do you propose? Should he go?
It's one thing to say the man has an ego, it's another to say...
1) His ego is getting in the way of winning, because they are still winning more than other teams
2) Winning as much as they do equates to failure.
"Successful" teams have come and gone. Let's look at the teams that have won since the Pats won its first SB.
TBB - At the bottom of the league
PIT - Irrelevant in playoff discussions. Has been on visible decline or deep rebuild for more than a couple of years now.
NYG - How many wins last season?
BAL - Did they get to the playoffs last season?
GBP and NOS - I am sure you think those teams have better players. Have they on more than one?
Pats has been the only constant in the playoffs. While other teams make big excuses about not making the playoffs because of injuries, the Pats last year earned a playoff bye despite losing a gazillion starters from the previous year.
Have you ever thought for a minute that perhaps a big part of the reason coaches' careers in the NFL are so short is because every other team is looking for someone who can be as successful as BB?