The trade got me thinking about Bill. What he does. Why he does things. His thought process. Bill has giant veiny, drooping, enormous balls. Let's reminisce.
Resigns as HCNYJ. Costs his new team a first round draft pick. Cuts Lawyer 4 days before the season. Trades Bledsoe in the division. Jettisons Law, McGinest, Samuel, Branch, Givens, Moss, Seymour, Vrabel, Cassell, Vinatieri (pretty good list of players). A 500K fine and another first round pick for Spygate. Mangini feud. Losing Romeo, Charlie, McDaniels, Pioli, Dimitroff.
Belichick doesn't give a rat's a$$ about what you think, what I think, what the media thinks, what other people in the NFL think, or even what his ex-wife thinks. What he seems to do at all times, is do what he thinks is best for his team - no matter what. I gave up trying to figure him out. Or question him. Call it believe in Bill. Or in Bill we trust. Call it whatever you want. But call it smart.
Belichick has been in the league for 35 years. Since 1985, for the last 25 seasons, he has been in a position of power. It started in 85 as DC for the Giants. Then he shifted to HC of the Browns. Then asst head coach of the Pats. Then DC and Asst hd coach of the jets. Then the last 10 seasons as HC for the Pats.
The results...7 Super Bowl appearances. Or more specifically 28% of the Super Bowls played since he ascended to the level of coordinator or greater. How about Championship games (AFC or NFC)? Add another 2, for 9 total, or 36% of the Championship games played in his respective league.
This means that Belichick makes the Super Bowl every 4th year or the league championship game every 3 years. Moss or no Moss. With Brady and without. With LT or not. He simply wins. Not every year, but every third.