When the trio of Belichick, Weis and Crennel shared a hug on the sidelines after the Pats had won their third Super Bowl in four years, most football fans in New England understood that that moment would likely never be replicated. Lo and behold, six years later, it became a real possibility, only the Patriots were either too slow to act or weren’t interested.
This much we know: Bill Belichick is a great head coach. Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel are not. We also know that Bill Belichick struggled to manage play-calling duties — call him an “associate coordinator” — this year, and we know that Weis and Crennel were excellent coordinators not long ago.
As of Monday, we also learned that Belichick’s supporting staff doesn’t always stand up to him when necessary.
“Definitely Romeo or Charlie or somebody … they wouldn’t really be afraid to at times say, ‘What are you doing? Are you serious? Are you seriously considering that?’ Belichick said in his Monday news conference. “And then there is certainly another level of coach that at that time or at this time, they just wouldn’t say that to me.
This is an old article from a couple of weeks ago that oen of our readers, Johnny, brought to my attention. It is really interesting so I wanted to link you folks to it. Makes a pretty decent case that the Patriots success was not all Bill. Check it out.