Quote Originally Posted by Raiders22: @theMatrix24 Quote Originally Posted by theMatrix24: belichick went 11-5 with matt cassel. He made the playoffs last year with a rookie qb You do understand that they did NOT make the playoffs that year AND that they also LOST FIVE MORE games than they did the year before with the same personnel EXCEPT for Brady? A HUGE dropoff. I have never seen this as a good example of his coaching and can even see it as a case against it. bruh you just said it. if brady is the goat 11 wins is a huge drop off? lol
Correct. Without Brady they ONLY won 11 games -- basically the same team won 16 the year before. It is just a subset of the dropoff the Patriots show without Brady. And the dropoff Belichick has without Brady as his QB.
In order to prove to a lot of folks he is 'legendary' he has to show he can win without Brady. That may be partially why Brady left -- to show he could do it, etc.