During the eleven seasons they’ve been together in Foxboro, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have won quite a few football games. Last Sunday’s 20-16 win over Dallas gave them 116 as a head coach/quarterback tandem.
That tied the Patriots duo with Miami Dolphin greats Don Shula and Dan Marino for the most wins ever by a head coach/quarterback duo during the Super Bowl era (1966).
If you want to get a perspective from Shula, and find out his view of the head coach/quarterback dynamic, and what he sees from the duo about to pass him, check out the lead to NFL Sunday notes. in tomorrow’s Herald.
While the Dolphin legend enjoys having the record, he knows eventually, most of them get broken, especially when there’s a guy named Brady on the other end.
”I just think he’s a great competitor. He makes big plays in big games,” Shula said. ”That’s what you look for in your quarterback, a guy that’s going to come through in a pressure situation. Throughout his career, Brady’s been able to do that.”