A couple of interesting Patriot

A couple of interesting Patriot bits from the national scene. Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News says the Pats might be the only team capable of creating a dynasty in the Salary Cap NFL. Damon Hack of the New York Times has an article today entitled “No-Nonsense Belichick Attracts No-Nonsense Players.” A look at how Bill Belichick goes about the business of football.

I originally had some commentary here in which I suggested that a certain section of Nick Cafardo’s NFL notes today contained a shot against Bill Belichick. (The Globe sports pages seem to be offline as of this writing) The section contrasted Belichick’s record as an assistant and as a head coach. I didn’t see the need for it, and called it a cheap shot against the coach. Perhaps I read too much into it. You can be the judge and decide for yourself whether what Cafardo wrote was a “cheap” shot, as I thought or simply reporting an interesting view of the coach’s record, which Cafardo says was all he was doing.

Random Quote

So the next time you hear some broadcaster or sportswriter muttering that Bill Belichick never tells them anything, take that as a sign. If Belichick didn’t feel like wasting his time with them, you probably shouldn’t either.

— Drew Magary, NBC Connecticut.com, 09/14/11