NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.
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4:43 - Ian O'Connor, the author of, 'Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time' joins Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants the Podcast.
6:10 - O'Connor discusses Bill Belichick's relationship with Bill Parcells, and how Belichick had a desire to get away from Parcells, leading to Belichick resigning as HC of the NYJ.
7:50 - How the New York Giants players did not respect Belichick when he first arrived but eventually grew to like him more than Bill Parcells.
9:45 - Like Bernie Kosar and Drew Bledsoe, Belichick doesn’t like guys get to a certain level of comfort. Belichick never believed in Bledsoe to be a franchise QB and found a way to get to Tom Brady without offending owner Robert Kraft.
12:07 - The relationship between Belichick, Robert Kraft, and Tom Brady. The bromance between Kraft and Brady leaves Belichick the odd man out. Creative tension is sometimes a good thing in sports and the Patriots have showed for over a decade, their ability to handle adversity.
15:30 - Belichick’s way of coaching Brady has had a positive impact on the rest of the players on his team. But it is also what led to a meltdown last season. Patriots players started to act out after Bill Belichick's benching of Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl because they felt Belichick did not put the team in the best position to win.
19:26 - Think Brady almost walked away but after trading Garoppolo, he would have been looked like the bad guy.
21:05 - Will Belichick be viewed more warmly after his coaching career has come to an end? Is Belichick the greatest coach in team sports?