Over the offseason, thousands of fans voted in our "Team For the Ages" contest to construct the best imaginable 50-man roster from the NFL’s modern era, which began in 1967. The votes have been counted, and we’re unveiling one player each weekday between now and the kickoff of the 2018 NFL season.
The entire Team For the Ages roster will be unveiled at "Football Legends LIVE!" Sept. 8 in Crystal Lake, Ill. Tickets are on sale now: https://shawmediaevents.com/e/pfw50
Patriots, Browns HC Bill Belichick
Belichick’s five Super Bowl titles as a head coach are the most in NFL history, and his 250 regular-season victories tie him with Tom Landry for the third most ever, while his 278 combined regular-season and playoff victories rank him third in NFL history trailing only Don Shula and George Halas.
They said it
“There are things done in today’s football to create parity. Every team needs to have a chance. This is why the Super Bowl moves around now because they want every team to feel like they have an opportunity to host the Super Bowl and play in it at the same time. Bill Belichick has totally destroyed that. Every single year when you come into the season, you think the Patriots are the favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl -- every single time. It’s because he can adjust each and every week to be the best team on the field. Bill Belichick recreates himself every single Sunday.”
-- ex-Steelers Pro Bowl CB Ryan Clark.
Belichick’s Patriots teams have won at least 10 games in 15 straight seasons, and in 12 of those seasons they won at least 12 games. The Patriots won the AFC East in 14 of those 15 seasons.
Among Belichick’s NFL records are:
· Five Super Bowl wins as a head coach
· Nine Super Bowls as a coach
· Seven Super Bowls as a head coach
· 38 playoff games and 28 playoff wins as a head coach
Did you know?
Belichick was fired after five seasons as the Browns’ head coach with a 36-44 record that included just one winning season.
He was the Jets’ head coach for one day in 2000 before resigning to take the top job with the Patriots.
Among NFL coaches with at least 120 victories, only George Halas (.682) has a higher winning percentage than Belichick’s .679.
In Super Bowl XXXVI following the 2001 season, Belichick’s defense held the high-scoring Rams offense to 17 points, 14 below their season average, as the Patriots won on a last-second Adam Vinatieri field goal. It was the first Super Bowl championship in Patriots history.
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