Bill Belichick article
- Excellent article about our Super coach
- Thanks - a very good read indeed. This is the crux of the article
*****In some ways, the foundation for his Super Bowl success with the
Patriots was built from his failure with the Browns.
"I think some of his methods of doing certain things have changed,
and I think any person who doesn't evolve and doesn't change and
thinks that they have all the answers isn't going to succeed," said
Patriots director of player personnel Scott Pioli, who got his first
NFL job when Belichick hired him in Cleveland in 1992. "And I'll tell
you, one of the things I really respect about Bill is, he is
analytical not only of other teams' offenses and other teams'
defenses and his players, he's very analytical of his own self and
his own abilities. And one of the things that I think the players
really respect about Bill is, Bill is a humble guy. He's not afraid
to be self analytical and change some of the things. I think that
some people see that from leadership as a sign of weakness. To me,
it's a tremendous strength. And yes, a number of his methods have
changed since those days. And good for him that he learned that some
of those things had to change." *****
When BB was hired I thought it a mistake. I thought we paid too high
a price in draft picks for a coach who lacked what it took to be head
coach at the top. I under valued his change - in large part because
he so badly handled the leaving of the Jets job. I'd love to know
the scuttlebutt of that whole ordeal in his war with Bill Parcells.
HJe blew it at the end in Cleveland but the sigs for that failure
were not just Modell's sell out but also BB's decisions along the
way. Thankfully he seems to have truly learned and adapted... this
year can confirm that...