Why are the Patriots so Dominant?
- Started By Dana Kurtz
- Sidelines Senior Analyst
- 3 years ago
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been apart of what seems to be one of the most dominant teams in the history of the NFL. Since the two became a pair, the Patriots are averaging over 12 wins a game (12.15), making this 12-4 record a below average team. This team is a below average team though. Somehow, the Patriots have won 12 games, with zero standout receivers, Gronk missing all but 6 games, and a starting running back that can't hold on to the ball.
The Patriots are a team a lot of people love to hate, including myself. I will admit it's because they are so damn good though. And I think this year's Patriots team solidifies their spot as the best team that has ever existed. Better than the 85' Bears, the Don Shula led Dolphins, the Greatest Show on Turf, the Lombardi led Packers, you name it. Bill Belichick has some how put together a team of rag-tag players no one has ever heard of, and continued to beat teams with the arm of Tom Brady. They don't know how to lose.
In the 13 years with Belichick and Brady, the Pats have only lost their division twice. Once when Tom Brady was injured all year, and they still went 11-5. Bill Belichick is one of, if not the greatest coach ever, and has continued to put together teams that win. Belichick deserves a lot of the credit, no doubt, but so does Brady. Eventually these two guys have to leave, and that is likely sooner rather than later. Is that when the dominance stops? And how have the Patriots done what they've done for so long?