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Sunday, August 12, 2012

FRSDailyPost: A Football Life Bill Belichick: The Madd Scientist of Pro Football



When I look at Bill Belichick I see what exactly a genius, a madd genius even is, someone whose at the top of his profession. Considered not only one of the top three Head Coaches as well as General Managers in the NFL today but one of the best all time at both roles. This is Bob Krafts franchise, the New England Patriots but the Bill Belichick runs this team and those players work for him and he decides who stays and goes. And he has this great ability to not only know what type of team he wants but what type of players he needs to be on that team and how and where to get those players. When you think of teams, think of Bill Belichick because thats what he does, thats what he builds and thats what he runs. The old expression the team is bigger then any one player, that Bill Belichick, that we are only as good as our weakest link, thats Bill Belichick. That we are only as strong as the sum of all of our parts, thats Bill Belichick, now he's not the author of any of these lines. But thats Bill Belichick's philosophy, thats what he lives by and thats how he runs his teams and If I had to guess, probably how he manages his life as well.

Instead of getting a bunch of great players and seeing if they can fit into one pot and be able to come together and be successful. How about we get a bunch of good players and have a great team based on all of the very good players and depth that we have, that can come together and play together. In Bill Belichick's system, that instead of having a few great players that make up most the payroll, instead lets get a bunch of good players. And pay them well but not to the point where we don't have the room to make adjustments when we need to. Thats Bill Belichick and thats the New England Patriots the last ten years. The Patriots have won the most Super Bowls the last ten years and are one of just two franchises that have won at least two Super Bowls in this time period. The Pittsburgh Steelers being the only other franchise to do this and why is that, it wasn't done by accident, remember the Patriots were one of the worst teams in the league when he got there in 2000. And they were 5-11 in his first season and of course they won their first Super Bowl in 2001.

Bill Belichick took over one of the worst teams in 2000 and by 2003 they were one of the best, having not only won their first Super Bowl. But about to win their first in back to back Super Bowl Championships, in 2003-04 and again not by accident. He didn't go after every big time Free Agent after or trade the store away to get a few great players. But this is what I have to work with and these are the players that can help us win in the future. Lets get rid of everybody else, get most of the rest of the players that we need through the NFL Draft. And sign some key Free Agents that puts us over the top and makes us Super Bowl Champions in the future. Thats Bill Belichick.