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    Look, let me first say that this is unlikely. But the guys on PFW in Progress raised this, and I was...intrigued.

    Possible hints:

    1. McDaniels is back. He's a perfect HC-in-waiting.
    2. Caserio not leaving. If he has a chance to be Indy's GM, what would make him stay other than being promised our GM position?
    3. Troy Brown doesn't think he has much longer. (Interview on WEEI today)
    4. For what it's worth, this is the crankiest season i've ever seen BB being.

    It's really unlikely, but...thoughts?
    (And if you don't think he retires, how many years does he have left? I remember him saying he doesn't want to be one of those guys who coaches to 70.)
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    Nah. If there is one thing I think we know about BB, it's that he never puts people in a job they can't handle yet. I would guess he goes out with Brady in 3 or 4 years (which will be a very sad day in my house). I've actually become a little afraid of the Pats winning another ring as that might be a time for both BB and TFB to hang em up - after all, what's left then? I don't think it will be this season though.

    I don't think he's been cranky this season. He's been very complimentary of his players after wins, even when most people here want to run the defense out of town.
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    Dude, you are giving us Canucks a bad rep with posts like this.
    \maybe the practice squad needs to be extended?
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    Pioli stayed for years after he'd become a hot GM commodity, so the Caserio thing isn't something I'm reading into.
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    Didn't you miss it? Belichick said in press conference today that if the Patriots make it to the Super Bowl, he plans to spend the two weeks prior to the game negotiating with the Dolphins behind Kraft's back to become the Head Coach, GM< and President. :rolleyes:
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    I predicted (only half-joking) a couple of years back that Belichick would retire after this year and Gruden would take his place. Belichick turns 60 in April and Gruden has refused to pursue a multitude of jobs for the last couple of years...almost like he has his eyes on a particular job. Stranger things have happened.
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    Look, I understand if you disagree. Move on.

    The personal attacks are kind of annoying though.

    It's very unlikely. Doesn't mean it's impossible, and doesn't mean that it shouldn't be talked about.
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    nope, for BB this team is not just a job, when he leaves, he will leave it with a successor waiting in the wings, in ALL possible spots

    at first i used to think he would retire W/ brady, no WAY he leaves while still having brady as a QB

    now i think he may go a couple of years longer than Brady, so that he can cultivate the new QB, then he will go


    either way, it wont be a surprise, the evidence will be there
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    Did you happen to think that Belichick got McDaniels on board quickly because he needed a new OC and knew that several teams,including TB,Jax,Miami and yes even the Jets at OC was going to go hard after Josh when he was finally freed from the Rams?

    It has NOTHING to do with Bill wanting to retire......I assure you.


    And,oh....one other thing,Belichick NEVER gives hints to ANYTHING he is doing if you have been following this team for the past 10 years.
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    Sorry for the attack, but it is silly discussion.

    Belichick was raised to be a football coach. His father coached until he was 70. I would expect Belichick to coach a similar length of time.

    Belichick is a student of NFL history and will most likely chase the record for most Super Bowl wins by head coach. He is one behind Chuck Noll. If the Pats do win this year, there is no way he retires with a shot to have the record by himself and also tie Shula for the most Super Bowl appearances as a head coach. If the Pats don't win, he will still be close enough to chase the record.

    If Belichick felt this was his last season, he wouldn't have traded for several high draft picks next year. He would have tried to load up for this year.
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    The guy still appears to enjoy the game and has never mentioned retirement. I figure a few more 2009 years with the internal issues on that team and it might wear on him, but he seems to like this team.

    There may come a time when he wants to call it a day, but I believe he still wants to rename his boat a few more times.
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    I think it's more likely that Tom Brady retires before BB leaves the game.

    I expect Brady to retire around 38,especially if he wins another SB or two...with Belichick I expect at least 5 more years.
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    If Bill wanted to ease up all he has to do is hire more staff ... if memory serves me right we have one of the smallest coaching staffs in the league. A bit more coaching delegation by Bill would be like a retirement for others.
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    Not only is BB not retiring after this season but I also think the conventional wisdom that has him exiting the scene when Tom Brady does is complete nonsense. BB has a great gig here, loves to coach, loves living in NE and he loves a challenge.
    He and TB have a least one more (I think they'll get 2) championship to win and the thought of/challenge in rebuilding the Patriots post-Brady is very appealing to a guy like BB.
    What exactly would a lifelong football junkie like BB do in retirement anyway?
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    Not yet, but I think he's a lot closer than people think. Two or three years maybe, before Brady.
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    For years we've been complaining that BB's core staff is ever less experienced, with opinions ranging from "That's a bad mistake" to "It's unavoidable when you're so successful and everybody wants to hire your guys" (my own opinions is toward the latter end of the spectrum).

    A slight reversal in that trend proves ... nothing.
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    You think the responses you've gotten are personal attacks? GROW UP. Those are NOTHING. FFS..

    Face it. This thread is a stupid as those morons at PFW talking about it. McDaniels is NOT a HC in waiting. His limit is as a Good OC. He just doesn't have IT when it comes to handling personnel and no amount of tutelage under Belichick is gonna change it.
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    i disagree with you completely about Josh NOT being HC material

    i agree with you completely about BB NOT retiring any time soon
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    Right church, wrong pew, I think.

    I imagine that BB would want either someone from his coaching tree or at least one of his "disciples" to take over. Interestingly enough, supposedly BB has said that one guy he think would be quite successful at the NFL level is Greg Schiano of Rutgers. . . .

    I honestly don't think he would do things any differently. Remember that under BB, the Pats developed a mission statement that the Patriots want to be competing for championships every year. I don't think he would hamstring his successor if he can avoid it.

    Well, to be precise, a few years back he basically said he didn't see himself doing this when he was in his mid-to-late 70s. It's definitely clear, though, that he has aged considerably over the last decade or so.

    I think Brady wants to play as long as he can, provided that he's still in the conversation of "best QB in the game." I don't see himself just giving it up for the sake of "doing something else," nor do I see him hanging around until he becomes a parody of himself (*cough* Favre *cough*).

    I don't see it.

    As I've said before, if there is one major reason why Belichick is unlikely to retire in the near future, it's this:

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    In the excellent NFL films documentary, "A Football Life," BB says he "doesn't want to be coaching into his 70's."

    He's not even 60 yet.

    I would say there's at the most, another decade left in him.
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    BB will stay as long as Brady is still the QB wech could be 4 more years
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    If you think BB is going to retire -- what do you think he'll do with his time once he does?
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    I think BB will stay at least as long as Brady does.

    What happens when Brady retires will depend on the state of the team.

    If the team looks to be pretty competitive I can definitely see him staying several more years past Brady's retirement so he can stick it to all the people who say he's nothing without Brady.

    If the team doesn't look to be competitive I can definitely see him hanging it up and going out with Brady.
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    I think BB stays longer than Brady, so he can be defined as a separate entity from him..

    As much as stats are for losers, predict that BB will want to win more games than Paul Brown, as that may be his personal measure of success.. Brown has 213 wins, BB has 175.

    Think that McDaniels is heir apparent..
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    The most intelligent observation I've seen in this thread sadly is that the guys at PFW are morons... They'd just love the Belichick era to be over because surely a new regime would allow them to ascend to media relevancy...

    Josh and Nick's careers have nothing to do with the timing on Bill's career. He set out here to build something that would endure his departure. Guys like Pioli and Dimetroff not to mention guys coming up under them are out there. Either could as easily return here if and when Bill decides to hang 'em up. Coaches like Schiano and Ferentz and Hill haven't even been lured into the lair yet. Josh isn't out of the running, although Mangini is permanently. And after testing the grass on the other side, Josh may be looking for stability at this point in his career. Even BOB could return after righting the ship in Happy Valley...That picture of Bill at practice yesterday didn't look like a guy getting ready to hang 'em up.

    Bill isn't going anywhere other than a college gig - maybe even in Lacrosse... himself when the time comes, and he doesn't look like a guy looking for a hobby job just yet. About the only thing I could see ever resulting in him departing here in less than another several years would be Jonathan ascending to his father's seat and proving to not be his father's son and creating an atmosphere where Bill was no longer comfortable working with ownership.
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