BOSTON (CBS) – Would beating Seattle on Sunday make Bill Belichick the best coach in NFL history?
Albert Breer of the NFL Network joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak to talk about Bill Belichick’s legacy as part of their Super Bowl coverage on Radio Row. Breer spoke about how this Super Bowl means something different for both teams.
“With the Patriots, it’s a small handful of individuals, and with the Seahawks it’s more the whole team,” said Breer when talking about which team has more at stake in Sunday’s game.
The Seahawks roster is almost the exact same as last year’s championship team, including their staple running threat of quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch, along with a fast, physical defense led by secondary players Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.
As for New England, quarterback Tom Brady and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork are the only current Patriots that played in their last Super Bowl victory in 2004.
“For Brady and [Bill Belichick] and [owner Robert Kraft], being able to win with a completely different set of players than who they won with in ’01, ’03 and ’04, takes their legacies to another level,” said Breer.
Breer compared the Patriots run of success with the San Fransisco 49ers teams of the 1980’s, which also had two distinct title runs with different groups of players. The only difference — there was a different coach for the 49ers teams quarterbacked by Joe Montana and then Steve Young.
“For one coach to have gone through this, having overseen all of this, separates Bill [Belichick], and gives him something unique where you can make the argument that he’s the greatest coach ever,” said Breer.
Listen below for Gresh & Zo’s full conversation with the NFL Network’s Albert Breer:
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