OconRecon Posted January 9, 2009 Report Share Posted January 9, 2009 Why We Shouldn't Always Listen to "The Crowd' Browns fans bashed the Pats for hiring him. Jets fans were ticked because of the yellow-bellied way he ended up in Boston. They questioned his character. Yeah boy, they knew it all. The Pats had figured out another way to stumble along. Well, these writers owned up to it: =============== "In January of 2000, I was critical of the Patriots' decision to hire Bill Belichick, who was a bust in Cleveland. I wrote: 'It is possible he has learned from mistakes and is a different coach, but it's also possible that a pig will learn to use silverware.' Well, Babe is spooling linguini. And I'm eating crow. Belichick's performance this season truly has been one of the most remarkable coaching jobs I have witnessed." (Source: THE SPORTING NEWS, 1/21/02 Belichick Deserves Credit for Turnaround - Insider - Bill Belichick of New England Patriots, by Dan Pompei) ================ Today he's routinely referred to as a genius and one of the best coaches ever. But many don't understand that, as a Milwaukee journalist well put it, "Long before Bill Belichick became a genius he was the moron head coach of the Cleveland Browns." (Source: MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, Wisconsin, 11/23/2006, Thursday, PP Edition, by Richard Pufall, Winning Has Made Belichick a Lot Smarter, Z Packer Plus section, p. 3.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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