Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/16/11

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline during the second quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It’s funny how a win changes everything. Last week, we were doubting Bill, stipulating that he thinks he can just take anybody and win. So what does he do? He goes out to New York with a group of last minute pick ups and whips the New York Jets.

Although we did feel that things weren’t right, history should have told us different. There is a reason why the Patriots haven’t lost three games in a row in nine years. Belichick just won’t let them, that’s why.

His cutting spree seemed senseless, but in essence he was reshaping his team for the second half of the season. Belichick has a quality reminiscent of Bill Parcells, he’s never satisfied.

His intolerance for being poorly prepared only is second to his disdain for insubordination. He just doesn’t have time to play head doctor or Mr. Player coach.   

It was a certain fact that the Jets game was either going to be life or death, and Bill wasn’t ready to start making holiday plans just yet. We forgot this was the guy who in 2008 lost Tom Brady in the first quarter of the first game of the season. We forgot that, without even flinching, he said “Matt Cassel” is our quarterback and Patriots fans started checking out the top five draft picks.  

Our memory slips that he lost Rodney Harrison a few games later. By the end or the year, he pulled Roosevelt Colvin off his daughter’s hair and Junior Seau off his surf board to finish with a four game win streak to go 11-5.

In 2009, Belichick helped put together a fading memory of past greats and locker room loud mouth malcontents Adalius Thomas and Shawn Springs to make the playoffs. Even though they weren’t very good or talented, he squeezed every ounce out of that team.

Yeah, we forget that it’s not the norm in most places that winning isn’t enough, just winning sometimes make a whole lot of people happy. We hung on the edge of the seat Sunday, wondering, worrying, if we were going to see the end of greatness. Instead, we got another chapter.

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