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  1. NEPats1

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    Admittedly this is probably an overreaction on my part, but I read this and I got upset at the thought of BB not coaching this team. So I ask you patsfans, if BB wins another ring do you see him stepping away?

    Personally I hope not, he's accomplished so much with this team and I'd hate to see that era end. (Obviously I feel the same about TFB but I'm comforted in knowing he's got at least 4 more years here)

    On one hand, he's entering his 12th season here and that's a lot, but at the same time he's still sharp as ever, and you see moves like drafting Mallett and you wonder if he's setting the groundwork for a post Brady era.

    Whenever BB does decide to retire, I will always remember his time here with two words:

    Excellence and Dominance!
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    I think BB will be another Marv Levy, ie coach into his seventies if his heath allows. He is a coach.
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    BB looks as relaxed and happy as I've ever seen him. What else would he enjoy more?
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    Nope...............................
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    BB will coach for a long time. He won't be a papa Joe in sense of age, but I see 8 years easy perhaps 9. Wishing over :( He will retire 2-3 years after Brady


    he loves his team he ain't leaving. He LIVES for coaching Football :)
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    I could deff see him leaving after another and i wouldn't blame him..all i want is 1 more with the BB and Brady era..3 is nice..but it's been a while..1 more will seal it
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    Not that I hope he would leave but I would be more than happy to get an answer to that question sometime next February. ;)
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    Who would succeed BB? I always wondered if he'd recommend Urban Meyer.
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    12 years in and this thread remains as predictable an annual event as there is... Second only to the equally predictable he must want to prove it wasn't a fluke here and he can win anywhere for a boatload of money thread that appears whenever his contract status is speculated...
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    If Bill rides off into the sunset it will be Jimmy Johnsons fault. Him and that darn Enzyte and I know what he'll be riding.
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    This is football...not the set of Bonanza, Hoss...

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    "You know what's my favourite ring? The next one! "
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    his life is pretty much 100% football, i don't think he cares about anything but football. his father was involved until his death in his 80s, belichick might coach or at least be involved in the organization into his 80s for all we know. what would he do in retirement, besides itch to coach football again?
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    I personally think Belichick outlasts Brady in New England.
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    Why do people think this? Does Belichick seem like a guy who wants to do anything other than coach football?

    Just as absurd as when people always assumed Brady would "retire at 35 and go into politics".
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    I'm not seeing it. Unless we're missing something (entirely possible), I haven't seen any indication that he's itching to do anything else.

    The "next coach" bit falls perfectly in line with his dry wit.
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    As crazy as this will sound to everyone, I would honestly take 10-12 more yrs of Belichick at a guaranteed competitive level, than one more SB win and seeing him leave.

    It equates to 10-12 more yrs of thrilling Sundays, hope for the future, remaining competitive, and watching incredibly well played football vs a "one-and-done BB year."

    I realize that it probably won't be too popular of a statement, but I am totally serious.

    The SB win would be just as incredible as the others, but after a few months when April/May rolled around, we'd all be wanting Belichick back, and the high of the SB would likely subside.

    FWIW---He's only halfway through his 6 yr deal, so we should have at least 2011, 2012, and 2013 before this is even a problem. I think Kraft will make it happen, and we'll hear about an extension after next season (post 2012 season).
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    I could see him moving to Director of Football Operations after a few more coaching years, but I don't think he will ever leave this organization. Belichick's profession/hobby/passion is football.
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    What are you smoking? I'll take a SB over a bunch of years of underachieving and false hope.
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    I agree, there has always been controversy about who made whom, and BB will stay on for a couple of years after Brady and continue to build this team for the future.

    After he gets off the field Mr. Kraft will put him in charge of Football Operations.. and he will continue to leave his imprint.
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    In relacement of Belichick....nah, not me. Not for one SB, sorry. Not in the scenario of having to have a whole new coach/era next yr, it's just not worth it in my opinion. I am a enormous BB supporter. Not winning the SB isn't life or death---to be completely honest you'd be happy for a long time during the offseason, and then reality would set in that the whole magical thing is probably over. (Not saying that the team could never compete again, b/c I do not believe that, just that the best coach ever in the history of the game would now be gone..and that'd make a gigantic difference.

    Now if you said 2 more SB's, then I'd listen.

    We're witnessing an era of always being able to compete with every single team in the league, week after week. Every single Sunday's a treat for me.

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    And with all respect, I'm not getting your statement of "underachieving" in the slightest. This team just went 14-2 in a rebuilding yr. To me, that's far from underachieving. We were the only team to ever go 18-0, not even MIA did that in '72. A perfect regular season etc is not "underachieving." Neither is losing Tom Brady and still going 11-5 with a playoff shot on the line during one of the final games of the NFL season. Not underachieving.

    Actually I'd say we were a lot closer to OVER achieving than under achieving.

    There's no "false hope" for me. I've had a ton of hope, and will continue to do so every single Sunday that Bill Belichick is here as a coach.

    No more mind games, coy injury details, messing with the media, infamous pressers. No more chess moves, no more shots of the sideline seeing him fire up and coach the defense. (???)

    Not for one more good season ending in a SB win....HELL NO. I'd much rather be guaranteed a playoff spot for the next 10-12 yrs. That's not false hope, that's knowing that you are part of a fanbase that can hold your head just as high as everyone else--if not higher.

    What your saying is incredibly short sighted, although I can understand and respect it. My point is this...no one really cares that the N.Orleans Saints won the SB in 2009. It's long forgotten by just about everyone. Ask the Steelers if they care right now about winning in 2008. They're still heartbroken from this February. Time moves on--and to have BB as a continued part of our team here, means a hell of a lot more to me (personally) than ONE more season that will be forgotten about when the next one starts. Belichick is a LOT more valuable to me than that.
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    This is the correct answer. He smirked when he said it; the humor comes from the likelihood that BB will probably be in NE longer than Mayo.
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    BB as Director of Football Operations? Against that move look at how hands on BB is. He loves coaching up the new kids on the block. He always gets right in there with the D bench pre-empting even Romeo Crennell in his heyday often outlining defensive strategies during a game.
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    Who do these people think IS the director of football operations now?? LOL Bill has total control here. Not that he wouldn't command the same deal elsewhere, but he likes working for his boss and you have one on any team. Some of them are egotistical football morons and some of them are pure self promoting egomaniacs. Bill has indicated as recently as last season he is enjoying the hell out of coaching and he appreciates working in the environment he helped the Krafts create here. He's a teacher as his parents were and football is his subject. He won't quit teaching until he's too infirm to and if he tires of it at the NFL level he will go to college. A perfect fit for him would be to wind down in his dotage as the HC of the (in his youth legendary) Navy team he grew up around...

    Can hardly wait until Coughlin eventually gets the boot and all the return to the Giants crap commences yet again...
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    He is a football coach with the perfect situation. In an area that loves him, has 100% support of ownership, has enjoyed lots of success and remains driven to win more.

    I do not see him going anywhere for a very long time - which to me is freaking AWESOME!!!
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    Let's try winning another SB first.
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    I doubt it, BB lives,dream,and breathes football. What would he do without it?
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    I could definitely see Brady retiring after one more SB. In fact, I think it's more than likely. Belichick, on the other hand, no.
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    If it doesn't come until 2016...maybe. But for a guy who treasures the next one above all the others to walk away with 4 while a shot at a whole handful remains?? Not gonna happen.
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    We really need the season to start. Tired of these doom and gloom threads.
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