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Patriots Blog: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Have Set The Bar For QB-Coach Duos In NFL

By Levan Reid, WBZ-TV Sports
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — For 15 seasons, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been an item. They have trust and they have commitment to each other.

Coach said that he’s seen Tom’s leadership from early on. He mentioned that even when Tom was not the starter, he would lead a group of guys after practice and work extra to get better. That’s been his calling card.

Bill said Tom has always worked harder and he’s always put in the time. Belichick was adamant — he would never want another quarterback to lead his team.  He has the ultimate trust that he and Brady are on the same page.

“I feel like Tom and I do have a good relationship and I have a lot of respect for Tom,” Belichick said. “No other quarterback I’d rather have quarterbacking our team than Tom Brady. I guess that’s the best way I could sum it up.”

Tom almost has the same sentiments when he talks about Bill.  He says coach has goals that he wants the team to reach and he put the players in positions to reach those goals.

“I try to do my job the best I can and he tries to do his job the best he can,” Brady said. “It’s all business and I know what he expects of me and I try to go out there and do the best job I can for the team.”

Belichick wants to win, and Tom appreciates the  preparation that the coach puts in to get the team there.

“He’s such a consistent coach,” Brady said. “I think he always expects the most out of every player and every day, every drill, every walkthrough, every meeting. He holds everybody accountable. It’s a great thing to be able to do, [keeping] all the players really on the same page. He’s a great coach.”

This is the only coach he’s had and he would not want another. There’s a reason: The Pats have been a solid organization. Sure, they have a great owner, but on the field the constant has been Brady and Belichick. They have set the bar for coach and quarterback in the NFL.

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