The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
There is no way to overvalue trust on a football team. And the brain trust of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady has had the Patriots sitting pretty in the AFC dating back to the 2001 season.
With Belichick and Brady, who’ve won five Super Bowls together, serving as the brains of perhaps the NFL’s greatest dynasty, the Patriots enter this campaign having posted 17 straight winning records, while winning nine straight AFC East titles and advancing to seven straight conference championship games.
So let’s get one thing straight before the Sons of Belichick play their first snap of the season: No matter what rift, if any, took place between Belichick and Brady during the offseason; no matter how many plane rides Brady’s personal trainer/business partner Alex Guerrero does or doesn’t take with the team this fall; no matter who plays wide receiver, it will be business as usual in Foxboro when it comes to winning football games.
Patriots fans have long come to trust the fact that Belichick and Brady can be counted on to reach down into their respective mystique bags and pull out exactly what’s needed to make another run at the Super Bowl.
The 2018 season will be no different.