With a win on Sunday, Bill Belichick will be the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick owns a lot of Super Bowl coaching records already, but one that hasn’t been discussed a lot is related to his age.

The 65-year-old Belichick would be the oldest coach ever to win a Super Bowl if the Patriots beat the Eagles on Sunday.

The current oldest coach to win a Super Bowl was Tom Coughlin, who was also 65 years old, but four months younger than Belichick is now, when his Giants beat the Patriots six years ago.

Belichick is already the second-oldest coach to win a Super Bowl with last year’s championship. The next-oldest Super Bowl winning head coach was Dick Vermeil, who was 63 when he won with the Rams after the 1999 season.

The oldest head coach ever to appear in a Super Bowl was Marv Levy, who lost four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills at ages 65, 66, 67 and 68.

56 responses to “With a win on Sunday, Bill Belichick will be the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl

  1. “The oldest head coach ever to appear in a Super Bowl was Marv Levy, who lost four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills at ages 65, 66, 67 and 68.”

    Nobody lost Super Bowls quite like Marv Levy and the Buffalo Bills.

  2. Belichick is easily the most entertaining of any Head Coach who coached in the Super Bowl (or anywhere). Another great interview moment yesterday after being asked about some of the trades he has made with Mike Brown of the Bengals. Belichick’s response:

    Some of those worked out maybe a little better for one side than the other. Certainly, Mike got the best of the Chad Johnson trade. I’m still waiting for payback on that, but I bet that’s coming.

  3. I am a Dolphins Fan….I am pulling for the Eagles whom seem to have the fire-power to match the Patriots ….but….They are playing with a back-up QB against Brady….not gambling with my money!

  4. I believe the largest margin of victory in the eight Brady-Belichick super bowls is four points. I trust this will be another great game. Fans complaining about “Patriots fatigue” must not love exciting games that test both the players and the coaches and plays that will be talked about forever.

  5. That must really bother don shula. But he is still the better coach – just ask him.

  6. The NFL can witness the oldest coach and oldest QB to win a Super Bowl.

    For the past three years the average age of a super bowl winning QB is 39(if the Pats win)….Amazing.

  7. tigerlilac says:
    February 1, 2018 at 8:21 am

    I believe the largest margin of victory in the eight Brady-Belichick super bowls is four points.
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    Sorry you missed last year’s overtime TD drive. It was an exciting game even if it did have only that one lead change.

  8. mahimike says:
    February 1, 2018 at 8:29 am
    He’s not winning another one – ever.

    And what if he doesn’t??
    He already has 7 , 2 from the Giants and 5 has Head Coach
    Do you think it will hurt him if he “never” wins another?

    Some times you crybabies try too hard!

  9. I am an life long Eagles fan. I understand that Tom Brady is the GOAT and Bellicheck is as well. Of course, it may be tougher without a camcorder.

    We have been mocked all year long. First, we were going to stink and our head coach would be fired. Nope. Second, our QB couldn’t throw the long ball. Wrong. Then we lost Sproules. Can’t replace him. Season done. Nope. Then, it was our secondary sucks and will cause the Eagles to lose. Wrong. Then, it was “oh, you lost your hall of fame left tackle and middle linebacker. You guys are finished. Wrong again. Then it was, “you guys haven’t beaten a good team on the road. We beat Carolina and the LA Rams on the road. So that was wrong. Then it was, “you guys are really finished this time! Wentz is gone. You are one and done! This is a buy week for ATL!” Wrong once again. Then it was, “no way will Foles do OK against the Vikings. That D will crush him. Multiple picks and a low % completion rate”. Both entirely wrong. Now, it is this, “you guys can beat a team with this coach and this QB. No way.”

    Maybe, maybe not. What I have learned from this team is that you need to play the game first and then make the determination. All year long everyone has been wrong. Maybe they won’t be this time. Maybe they will be. That is why the Eagles will soldier on and play the game despite everyone telling them they can’t win.

  10. How big of a loser does one have to be to bash the loser of the Championship match? I have to think for anyone that makes sense to has never accomplished anything of merit in their own personal life.

    I’m a Patriots fan and to me Marv Levy is one of the best coaches of my lifetime. Going to 4 straight super bowls was something that I admired.

  11. One would think that, at that age, you’d want to win at least one Superbowl fair and square. We’ll see. Not holding my breath.

  12. Ken Davis says:

    February 1, 2018 at 9:36 am
    I am an life long Eagles fan. I understand that Tom Brady is the GOAT and Bellicheck is as well. Of course, it may be tougher without a camcorder.

    We have been mocked all year long. First, we were going to stink…

    +++++

    You want respect for your Eagles, yet you lead with the lame “camcorder” reference to somehow discredit the Patriots 16 year dominance of the NFL.

    Thank you. You have walked into the same trap as those who have come before you.

  13. I did because it is a fact that they cheated. The Pats have been a great team no doubt but they cheated that year. Not an opinion. That is a fact. If that was just conjecture, I would leave it out. I have been complimentary as well.

  14. Oh and I, and ALL other Eagle’s fans, could give a rip less whether anyone else respects them or not. Especially from people who root for a team that has cheated.

  15. squidlips82 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 9:52 am
    Who has won the most Championships? The answer is……… Green Bay Packers 13x World Champions.
    =
    Yep, and I’m 15x world champ of my indoor table top electric football game league.

    We’re talking Super Bowls, not club league, part time no playoff football.

  16. Dave – agree. My issue with the Pats is the 1 Super Bowl where they were caught cheating and it did affect the game. The Eagles worked on a dime defense they had not shown in the Jim Johnson era at all (that was the Eagles DC at the time). When they brought that in, Brady immediately called out signals and had his personnel change. They even had codes for it which was strange since the Eagles had never shown that D before.

    It really is only that 1 I have an issue with. Certainly they were cheating before but that cannot be proven. I also think Deflategate was a complete joke. Brady is the GOAT. Clearly. I just think that Goodell had enough of the Pats cheating and decided to get tough on that which was silly.

    In the end, the Pats franchise will go down as the greatest but with an asterisk. It will be a good game on Sunday and I certainly wouldn’t guarantee an Eagles victory.

  17. “One would think that, at that age, you’d want to win at least one Superbowl fair and square.”

    He has, 2 as a DC and 5 as a HC

  18. factschecker says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:04 am
    How big of a loser does one have to be to bash the loser of the Championship match? I have to think for anyone that makes sense to has never accomplished anything of merit in their own personal life.

    I’m a Patriots fan and to me Marv Levy is one of the best coaches of my lifetime. Going to 4 straight super bowls was something that I admired.
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    You play to win the game, hello???

    Only the Bills and the Vikings have managed to lose 4 Super Bowls, the Bills managed to lose 4 in a row though.

    Wide right, you lose again.

  19. “With a win on Sunday, Bill Belichick will be the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl” as the headline? WILL instead of WOULD? At least make it look like the Eagles have a shot this weekend…

  20. The Eagles match up really well to the Pats, and there’s a lot of this “historic” pressure on the Pats. Could be just enough to tip things the Eagles’ way.

    I’m torn. I’d like to see all the history that would be made with a Pats win. But I’d also like to see Nick Foles win a Super Bowl, after all that he’s been kicked around since he joined the league. The Eagles will have another shot, but Foles likely won’t.

  21. Ken Davis says:
    February 1, 2018 at 9:36 am
    …… That is why the Eagles will soldier on and play the game despite everyone telling them they can’t win.
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    I do not understand why there are Eagles fans, definitely more than one, who are posting that “everyone is telling them [Eagles] they can’t win.”

    The fact is that many people think the Eagles can win, including Pats fans and, more importantly, Belichick and co. If “everyone” thought the Eagles can’t win then the line would not be moving in favor of the Eagles, and so many “experts” would not be predicting an Eagles victory.

  22. Ken Davis says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:15 am
    I did because it is a fact that they cheated. The Pats have been a great team no doubt but they cheated that year. Not an opinion. That is a fact. If that was just conjecture, I would leave it out. I have been complimentary as well.

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    Please, with facts, explain how they cheated? To what bogus scandal are you referring to?

  23. really he’s already won 7 with the two when he was the de facto coach of the giants. tune into 30for 30 tonight to watch farcells desperately claim credit for teaching belichick and belichick will be overly gracious to him.

  24. squidlips82 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 9:52 am
    Who has won the most Championships? The answer is……… Green Bay Packers 13x World Champions.

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    Always someone from Green Bay throwing this useless stat out there.

    Green Bay’s first 3 Championships came in a league of only 10 to 12 teams with NO PLAYOFFS. Who ever had the best record was NAMED the champion.

    Green Bay’s next 3 Championships came after an 11 week season and a 1 game playoff for the the Championship.

    Fast forward to 1961 and 1962 and they Won these after a 1 game Championship.

    So subtract these 8 from your 13 and you have 5 they could be considered legit.

  25. I love the Pats fans giving me thumbs down. No worries! We will play the game. Any thoughts on whether Bellecheat should have his cell phone confiscated since it can act as a recording device?

  26. Ken Davis says:

    February 1, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I love the Pats fans giving me thumbs down. No worries! We will play the game. Any thoughts on whether Bellecheat should have his cell phone confiscated since it can act as a recording device?
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    Can’t come to terms with greatness can you?

  27. widerightyouloseagain says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:31 am
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    You play to win the game, hello???

    Only the Bills and the Vikings have managed to lose 4 Super Bowls, the Bills managed to lose 4 in a row though.
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    The Pats have lost 4 Super Bowls, having lost their first two before the Belichick/Brady era.

    You do play to win the Super Bowl, but to get to 4 straight Super Bowls is pretty damn good, win or lose.

  28. joetoronto says:
    February 1, 2018 at 6:22 am

    “The oldest head coach ever to appear in a Super Bowl was Marv Levy, who lost four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills at ages 65, 66, 67 and 68.”

    Nobody lost Super Bowls quite like Marv Levy and the Buffalo Bills.
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    That is one accomplishment that will never ever be equaled.

  29. kevpft says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:49 am

    The Eagles match up really well to the Pats, and there’s a lot of this “historic” pressure on the Pats.
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    If there is “historic” pressure on either team, it is on the Eagles, since they have never won a Super Bowl.

  30. The fact is that many people think the Eagles can win, including Pats fans and, more importantly, Belichick and co. If “everyone” thought the Eagles can’t win then the line would not be moving in favor of the Eagles, and so many “experts” would not be predicting an Eagles victory.
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    The line has ZERO to do with who people think are going to win. The line is established to balance the books and get money coming in on both sides.

    Ex: If a guy drops a 10 million dollar bet on the Eagles Vegas would adjust he line and probably make the Eagles favorites. It’s not because Vegas thinks they’re going to win it’s a way to get money coming in on the other side to balance the huge Eagles bet. Casinos want a 50-50 spread because they make money on the vig.

    Again lines are about balancing the books not predicting who will win.

  31. Anyway, hoping for a good game. I am fully aware we are the underdog – again. Good luck and I am only busting chops. It is sports, not life or death.

    Happy to have a moral guy like Peterson as a coach who has said that in the past. A man of unusually high character.

  32. squidlips82 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 9:52 am
    Who has won the most Championships? The answer is……… Green Bay Packers 13x World Champions.
    **************

    I can’t count that 1920 championship. Any team that loses a game to the Beloit Fairies 14-7 doesn’t deserve to be called a champion. Seriously. Lolzzz.

  33. “My issue with the Pats is the 1 Super Bowl where they were caught cheating and it did affect the game. The Eagles worked on a dime defense they had not shown in the Jim Johnson era at all (that was the Eagles DC at the time). When they brought that in, Brady immediately called out signals and had his personnel change. They even had codes for it which was strange since the Eagles had never shown that D before.”

    Lol Belichick has spent his entire life in football and seen every conceivable alignment and defense. Even if its true the Eagles hadn’t used a dime D that season, which seem highly unlikely, what possibly makes you think the greatest coach in NFL history wouldn’t recognize what they were doing?

    His body of work goes back so far before that particular Super Bowl you can go ahead and pretend the Eagles had some super secret never before seen defense, but I guarantee you Belichick had seen it and recognized it.

  34. Hater nation throwing out the cheating card is old and tired. Spygate was not about cheating. It was about ignoring a memo the league put out about WHERE you could videotape from. Videotaping during a game is not illegal to this day, only where it is videotaped from. The prior season the Jets were caught videotaping from the end zone in a game and nothing happened as far as discipline. Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson admitted they had it done as coaches. All teams were doing it; Bill was the stubborn one who scoffed at the memo and didn’t move the videotaping to the approved location. As far as Deflategate I’m not even going to get into that farce. If you need to throw out “cheaters” and “asterisk” to make yourselves feel better than have at it. It doesn’t mean that it gives you any credibility.

  35. The Eagles worked on a dime defense they had not shown in the Jim Johnson era at all (that was the Eagles DC at the time). When they brought that in, Brady immediately called out signals and had his personnel change.
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    I agree with harrisonhits2 on this – do you really believe that the Eagles putting in a Dime defense would so confound the Pats that they’d be unable to call a play? BB teaches situational football and practices everything. They had calls/plays setup for any type of D that the Eagles might play, including the Dime. When the coaches saw it, they called it in to Brady who made the calls that they practiced.

    It’s not that hard to understand – watch anything produced about BB and you’ll see the level of detail that he coaches to, it’s quite amazing.

  36. Ken Davis says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:25 am
    Dave – agree. My issue with the Pats is the 1 Super Bowl where they were caught cheating and it did affect the game. The Eagles worked on a dime defense they had not shown in the Jim Johnson era at all (that was the Eagles DC at the time). When they brought that in, Brady immediately called out signals and had his personnel change. They even had codes for it which was strange since the Eagles had never shown that D before.
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    Can you explain to me what is so special about the Eagles’ version of the dime defense? Why was it so special? I don’t care if they hadn’t used it all year before that game. Dime defense is done defense. Are you suggesting the eagles invented it for that super bowl??? Isn’t it POSSIBLE that the patriots had seen it at different points in the season and knew how to beat that defense, and the eagles simply tried something that backfired on them? The fact that they tried something different isn’t “proof” that the patriots cheated. If anything it’s proof the eagles got cute and over thought the whole thing and it bit them in the end. Every team has spotters in the booth that calls out the “package” of the other team. If the eagles brought in extra DBs (cuz that’s what you do in some) the coaching staff in the booth would have called it out. And then Brady would have called out his signals. So if your “proof” of cheating is that, that’s weaker than deflated footballs

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