Belichick on the sideline during Thursday night’s win. (FILE:USPresswire)
Patriots fans haven’t seen a losing season since 2000, with head coach Bill Belichick having finished every season since then with at least a winning record.
Obviously they’ve enjoyed plenty of success over the years and Thursday night’s victory over the Jets helped him achieve yet another milestone after Belichick became the 8th coach in NFL history to reach the 200 win milestone.
āWell, itās been a privilege and a great opportunity to coach the players that won those games,” Belichick told reporters after the game. Ā ”I didnāt make a block, didnāt make a tackle, didnāt throw a pass, didnāt kick a ball. The players win them, but itās an honor to coach the group of players to really go out there and make the plays to win those games and thatās the way it was today. The players went out there, they made the plays and they deserved to win.
“Itās a privilege to coach this team. For Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, the Patriots organization and the players that are on it. Itās nice, but I think itās really more a reflection of what the players have done. They win them.ā
According to ESPNBoston.com Patriots owner Robert Kraft also gave Belichick the game ball to celebrate the acheivement.
Tom Brady told reporters that the fact Belichick gets the best out of all of his players is what makes him so great.
āI mean, thereās no coach Iād ever want to play for other than him,” said Brady. Ā ”Heās so consistent. As players, I think we really appreciate him even though heās tough and heās disciplined, but thatās what we need. Thatās the way our programās run. He expects us to play at a high level every week. Ā He has high expectations in practice everyday and I think thatās what you look for in a coach – someone that gets the best out of all of the players that he coaches. He certainly does that.ā