Bill Belichick can be the first person to earn eight Super Bowl rings

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Super Bowl rings are given not only to the players on the Super Bowl-winning team, but also to the coaching staff, the support staff, the front office executives and people throughout the organization. In the history of the NFL, no one has ever earned eight Super Bowl rings because no one has been part of eight Super Bowl-winning teams.

Bill Belichick can be the first.

If the Patriots win Super Bowl LII, Belichick will earn his eighth Super Bowl ring. It would be his sixth championship as the Patriots’ head coach, and he previously earned two Super Bowl rings as the Giants’ defensive coordinator.

Belichick is currently one of only two people with seven Super Bowl rings. Neal Dahlen, a front office executive who won five with the 49ers and two with the Broncos, is the other.

Tom Brady can also become the first player with six Super Bowl rings with a win today. Other members of the Patriots organization, including owner Robert Kraft, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, running backs coach Ivan Fears and football research director Ernie Adams, can earn their sixth Super Bowl rings as well. Currently the only people with six rings are a handful of longtime members of the Steelers organization and strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik, who has three rings with the Cowboys and three with the Patriots.

82 responses to “Bill Belichick can be the first person to earn eight Super Bowl rings

  1. I have no dog in this fight, but the reasons for wanting New England to lose sure keep adding up.

  2. Football Research Director Ernie Adams…..lol. Can’t believe the league allows this guy to be part of the NFL after caught cheating. I guess I could say the same about the equipment manager and Belichick.

  3. Well if you are a fan of an NFC East team not called the Eagles, you’re pulling for the Patriots begrudgingly. Philly fans are annoying enough as is. Them finally joining the rest of the division by winning a Super Bowl will only make them worse.

  4. I think this is the First Super where the Patriots blow out another team.

    They should just let Brady throw the ball. They didn’t win the last two Super Bowls by running it.

  5. “Earn” is a fluid term. Spying and cheating might earn you rings, but you don’t deserve them.

  6. He has not earned the rings. He has earned the name of cheater. Just like Brady. I have zero respect for their accomplishments. Never forget that other coaches have won rings without cheating. The Patriots have the Greatest Team Of Cheaters of all time.

  7. Eagle fans you dont know anything about this but expect a bogus special teams holding call 1st or 2nd quarter to change field position and pin Eagles deep.

  8. Bill Belichick is in the conversation of the GOAT Head Coach,
    But in my opinion he’s not the greatest.

    The GOATs are Paul Brown and Bill Walsh because of the way they innovated, and advanced the game. Paul Brown had 7 Championships. Bill Walsh had 3 Lombardis but he only coached for 10 seasons.

    Bill Walsh built the 49ers dynasty.

    Dennis Green took his system and made Stanford a powerhouse, then later made the Vikings a Powerhouse.

    Mike Holmgren took Bill Walsh’s system and made Green Bay a perennial championship contender.

    Kyle Shanahan has brought the Bill Walsh Way back to the 49ers and breathed life back into the organization.

    Mike Shanahan took Bill Walsh’s system and made Denver a mini dynasty.

    The Bill Walsh Way is in Philly and made them a championship contender and in Kansas City.

    The Bill Walsh Way is not only an offensive system of football; it is also an organizational structure. How you practice, how you travel, etc…

    Bill Walsh is the GREATEST COACH in NFL history because the of the paradigm shift that he caused in the NFL and the amount of coaches that he empowered and developed that went on to elevate other organizations. He advanced the game of football like no other.

    Bill Belichick is probably Walsh’s equivalent, but the Patriots dynasty didn’t really advance the game of football or cause any paradigm shift the way Walsh’s 49ers did. Belichick probably saw the way it diluted the 49ers power thus he chose to become more secretive and guarded with his football knowledge. Whatever the case I have to say Bill Walsh is the GOAT. Belichick is without a doubt in the GOAT conversation though.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    February 4, 2018 at 6:20 am
    I have no dog in this fight, but the reasons for wanting New England to lose sure keep adding up.

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    Exactly, you have no dog in this fight…because your team and HC are nowhere near as good and that is exactly why you should be in awe of BB instead of letting it fly over your head like just another clueless NFL fan. Sheesh!

  10. I have no hatred of the Patriots . . . I love their excellence on the field and their stable organization. I do find their cutting corners to be annoying. When your the best do you have to push the envelope on rules to where you sometimes cheat? Even if it is really minor, like deflating footballs was.

    However, there being in SB # 8 with the ability to win # 6 is just boring. This is the first year that I basically could care less. The Eagles are young, newer coach. It doesn’t feel like their time yet and we have seen the Patriots here constantly. Been there and done that. Patriot fatigue.

  11. People hate him because they’re jealous. He’s arguably the best coach in NFL history. Get a grip Eagle fans…this game won’t even be close. Pats 31 Eagles 17.

  12. Need to get pass Neil Dahlen this year. That’s the big one!!! Next year will be a minor tiebreaker when we get past the Steelers. While it won’t be as big as getting last Neil Dahlen, diehard students of the game will note it.

  13. darcrequiem says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:24 am
    Well if you are a fan of an NFC East team not called the Eagles, you’re pulling for the Patriots begrudgingly. Philly fans are annoying enough as is. Them finally joining the rest of the division by winning a Super Bowl will only make them worse.

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    I’m a lifelong Birds fan (since ’72: Roman Gabriel!). I rooted for the Giants both times they played the Pats, because as much as I hate our NFCE rivals, they are from *our* block, ya know? They are our blood rivals, whereas the Patriots are just the rich kids who live up on the hill. And when the rich kids come to my neighborhood looking to fight my neighbor, I want my neighbor to win.

    So, you’re welcome for the NFCE loyalty. Thanks for reciprocating (not).

    And as far as us being *even more* annoying if we join the ranks of trophy holders in the NFCE, please, stop. The only reason you don’t want us to win is so that you can us our empty trophy case to mock us when our team is beating yours. That’s all you had going for you this year if you root for any of the other three NFCE teams. Take that away, and you’ve got nothing this season.

  14. Let’s think about this

    8 rings

    That’s one for every finger, sans thumbs. He could basically fill up both hands.

    He could fill up one one whole hand with 5 rings, wear another two as earrings, and still have a spare to keep at home.

    He could wear a different SB ring every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

    Bill could have all 8 combined into two sets of the craziest brass knuckles you’ve ever seen.

  15. millershepherd says:
    February 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I have no hatred of the Patriots . . . I love their excellence on the field and their stable organization. I do find their cutting corners to be annoying. When your the best do you have to push the envelope on rules to where you sometimes cheat? Even if it is really minor, like deflating footballs was.

    Let’s be clear on two points:

    After the (unproven) deflation allegation – unproven because the NFL never argued that Brady ordered the balls underinflated but that Goodell had the right under the CBA to arbitrarily suspend players. If they had the “evidence” why didn’t they produce it? Physics explained everything but you can’t let go of it. Seems reasonable.

    Second, even if all the above WAS true, Brady is at his 3rd Superbowl following the deflation allegation. What corner was cut? What cheating occurred?

    Give it up already.

  16. Belichick is literally the hardest working man in the NFL. Hard work and innovation used to be respected in this country.

    Now hard work and innovation is called “cheating” by those too lazy or incapable of doing so themselves. Its a sad reflection on the US of the downfall coming to this country. Most of you will not get what you want out of life and always wonder why the person working so much harder than you does.

  17. 49ersfury says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Whatever the case I have to say Bill Walsh is the GOAT.
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    It’s a well thought out argument you have presented which shows definitively that Montana is merely a system QB and Brady is without any question the GOAT.

  18. limakey says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:51 am
    He has not earned the rings. He has earned the name of cheater. Just like Brady. I have zero respect for their accomplishments. Never forget that other coaches have won rings without cheating. The Patriots have the Greatest Team Of Cheaters of all time.

    Yeah, you could have save yourself a lot of typing and just went with…

    “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”

  19. Convicted cheater , he is the king of Asterisks. That is all this cheating fraud will ever be known for. Same with Tammy Hair Plugs and UGGs, the ambiguous cheating duo

  20. Bill walsh installed a modified version of the west coast offense…he did not even invent the west coast offense..google it.

    I know you haters are tired of the Patriots being back in the superbowl or always in contention but its not the Patriots fault,Its your favorite teams fault.Just imagine if they were better.It’s is like every country hating the USA…WE’RE JUST BETTER….I just dropped a crumb..you can have it.

  21. Braz says:
    February 4, 2018 at 8:01 am
    Impressive. *

    * benefits every year from coaching in the AFC Least

    ————-

    Just imagine if he coached in the cupcake AFC North….he would never lose a division game. In fact he is the last coach to take the Browns to the playoffs!

  22. 49erfury…i think Walsh was a brilliant mind. In today’s salary cap era Belichick’s accomplishment cannot be discarded.

    I do find if humorous that there is so much hate and jealousy. All sports need a villain. It is good for business. The Yankees are either lived or hated…no middle ground. Celtics and Lakers of the 80’s. Canadiens of the 70/80s….Patiots are the same. I told my kids that this run that the Patiots will end, and you can tell your kids in 20 years thatvypu witnessed greatness, even though one if my kids spits as much hate as most folks on this blog.

  23. You haters need to start referring The Patriots as SIR.Now go get ready for the Superbowl party you are either attending or having and watch the Patriots again and be thankful.

  24. So it’s SBowl Sunday and we have the usual 2/3 guys, with their 9/10 different screenames, spewing the usual cheating bile. Can I get a collective ‘Who cares’?

  25. Now its the division thing again.Look..It is not the Patriots fault they play in the NFL and all the other 31 teams do not measure up.They can only play against the NFL…all other sports will not allow them to play against them..said they don’t want the “WHINE FLU” to infect them.

  26. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    February 4, 2018 at 9:03 am
    The Giants got him two and the Giants cost him two !
    Iggles 52 Patriots 28

    ____

    What self respecting Giants fan would be pulling for the Eagles? Elmer needs to hand in his Giants fan club card.

    Horrible!

  27. limakey says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:51 am
    He has not earned the rings. He has earned the name of cheater. Just like Brady. I have zero respect for their accomplishments. Never forget that other coaches have won rings without cheating. The Patriots have the Greatest Team Of Cheaters of all time.

    ___

    Just say the word Patriots near a Bills fan and watch their face contort and then they get all tense with angst. Its really remarkable

  28. Bill Belichick is the only coach with a ring who also officially fined $500,000 — the largest fine ever imposed on a coach in the league’s then-87-year history,[16] and the maximum permitted under league rules for cheating. A coach who has no sense of ethics has an advantage over those who do.

  29. Belichek is one of the best to have coached in the NFL……but the only one to have cost his team to lose draft picks. Just trying to keep it real here midst the fanboys drooling over their keyboards to praise Bill. SNL did a sketch that truly sums up the fans of the teams in the game. I know Pat’s fans won’t like it because they lack the ability to laugh at themselves because they are a bunch of tight -she’s.

  30. @nhpats

    See here’s the problem with that analogy. Sure the North had a down year THIS year. But over the years they at least had multiple really good QBs and offenses you had to plan for it you were coaching in that division. Ben, Flacco, Palmer, Dalton and some really good offenses with them that other coaches in that division had to worry about.

    What good QB not named Brady has been in the Least division since Manning left? Who have the Jets, Dolphins and Bills had that the Patriots and fans had to worry about on the schedule?

    I think you guys know the answer to that one. The Least stinks. It’s much easier to win and get home playoff games and byes that are so important for deep playoff runs when you have the luxury of being a good team in the Least.

  31. bassicdave says:
    February 4, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Second, even if all the above WAS true, Brady is at his 3rd Superbowl following the deflation allegation. What corner was cut? What cheating occurred?

    ——

    We do not know what cheating has occurred because the Pats have not been caught a third time – that doesn’t mean they aren’t cheating as in the past.

  32. What good QB not named Brady has been in the Least division since Manning left? Who have the Jets, Dolphins and Bills had that the Patriots and fans had to worry about on the schedule?

    I’ll ask again. Why is it we NEVER heard this excuse when Manning played in the AFC South all those years?

    What good QB or teams did he face in that division

    And as usual the crybabies are wrong (shocker)
    The worst division in the AFC since 2001 has been the AFC South

  33. BB does not need “draft picks” he takes players from other teams,coaches them,and goes to superbowls with them and wins championships with them then sits around with them and laughs at your favorite team…with them…then when the draft rolls around he laughs at you because you get your hopes up…it’s a never ending cycle that I have come to enjoy myself.

  34. @exinsidetrader:

    “Haters and losers.”

    What are you, 12?

    Stop using language that should be reseved for juveniles and never used by the POTUS.

    Oh, wait.

    Go Eagles.

  35. Lol…. I just love all the jealous & envious comments on here….. to read them & enjoy them to the fullest is just AWESOME…..
    It just leaves me with these words of wisdom… KISS THE RINGS!!!!! Pucker up kiddies!!!!
    Then after the RINGS you all can proceed to BOTH BB & BRADYS backside & pucker up AGAIN!!!
    LOL!!

  36. Flacco and Palmer are total garbage, and Palmer hasn’t been around for years. But thanks for the laugh!

  37. Forgot about the Red Rifle, another joke of a QB that never gets it done. The only QB in the AFCN worth anything is Ben.

    And in case you forgot, Brady has a very high winning percentage against that division that plays a team who has won 4 games in three years, every year. LOL

  38. Super bowl Sunday and the same bored, lonely, frustrated folks trolling in force. Sorry boys and girls but your gonna have to watch yet another Super Bowl with the Patriots in it. Deep down in your sorry little hearts you know that the Patriots and Belichicks success comes from hard work, determination, talent. Unmatched excellence!

  39. Belichick perfected his cheating skills against the teams in his division. He has nothing to be proud of. He will cheat to beat. Just like Brady. They cheated at their profession. Nothing to respect.

  40. From 2002 to 2016 (I pulled this from an article, and I am too busy to update it to include 2017, but it probably did not change this year), the AFC East has had THE best record if you combine the records of all the teams.

    AFC East 462-434
    AFC North 458-435
    NFC South 453-431
    NFC East 445-450
    AFC South 443-453
    AFC West 442-454
    NFC North 437-457
    NFC West 419-477

  41. vaphinfan says:
    February 4, 2018 at 6:41 am
    Football Research Director Ernie Adams…..lol. Can’t believe the league allows this guy to be part of the NFL after caught cheating. I guess I could say the same about the equipment manager and Belichick.

    27 187 Rate This

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    jealousy will eat your life up

    no one stopping the phins from hiring a guy with a photographic memory, dork

  42. I’m pretty sure Belichick LIKES the fact that tiny little jealous people don’t respect his accomplishments, because the record books, hall of famers and current players do, and that’s all that matters.

  43. turtlehut says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:59 am

    We do not know what cheating has occurred because the Pats have not been caught a third time – that doesn’t mean they aren’t cheating as in the past.
    —————-
    We do not know … Thus we must accuse and assume? We can also assume just because other teams haven’t been caught doesn’t mean they aren’t cheating.

  44. “I think you guys know the answer to that one. The Least stinks. It’s much easier to win and get home playoff games and byes that are so important for deep playoff runs when you have the luxury of being a good team in the Least.”

    So confident yet so wrong. The facts are at odds with the reality you’ve created out of thin air for yourself.

  45. The Least stinks and Pats fans know it. Not that hard to win and get home playoff games when you are in a division like that.

  46. I do not believe the Patriots cheated any more than a jaywalker broke the law. If they were caught deflating the Colts footballs then I’d have a much bigger problem with it.

    But Pats fans can’t tell other fans not to at least wonder how much it helped. That’s a footnote on your dynasty and sometimes perception is reality.

  47. “The Least stinks and Pats fans know it. Not that hard to win and get home playoff games when you are in a division like that.”

    LOL, there are at least 3 posts in this thread that show you are 100% incorrect, but please continue its hilarious.

  48. The Least stinks and Pats fans know it. Not that hard to win and get home playoff games when you are in a division like that.

    Posted 1 hour after the actual won/loss stats are posted, proving the opposite. I give you the mind of a hater.

  49. tedmurph says:
    February 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    The Least stinks and Pats fans know it. Not that hard to win and get home playoff games when you are in a division like that.

    Posted 1 hour after the actual won/loss stats are posted, proving the opposite. I give you the mind of a hater.

    —-
    Not a hater, an objective fan. Let me know when the Pats get a competent division rival with a good QB that you have to worry about for a change. Let’s see them win when they have to contend every single year against that.

  50. “Not a hater, an objective fan. Let me know when the Pats get a competent division rival with a good QB that you have to worry about for a change. Let’s see them win when they have to contend every single year against that.”

    You poor thing. The sky isn’t red, chief.

  51. “But Pats fans can’t tell other fans not to at least wonder how much it helped. That’s a footnote on your dynasty and sometimes perception is reality”

    We can tell you exactly how much it helped. After they were “caught” they proceeded to beat the Colts 45-7, win 2 SBs, are appearing in another, and Brady just won MVP at the age 40.

    Any other brain busters?

  52. popcherrycoke says:
    February 4, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    “Not a hater, an objective fan. Let me know when the Pats get a competent division rival with a good QB that you have to worry about for a change. Let’s see them win when they have to contend every single year against that.”
    ————–
    you nailed it … at the least the 80’s 49ers juggernaut had to compete against Deiter Brock, Bobby Hebert and David Archer in the NFC West

  53. 1 Rate This
    nhpats says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:14 am
    Braz says:
    February 4, 2018 at 8:01 am
    Impressive. *

    * benefits every year from coaching in the AFC Least

    ————-

    Just imagine if he coached in the cupcake AFC North….he would never lose a division game. In fact he is the last coach to take the Browns to the playoffs!

    ———————

    WRONG!!!!

  54. Just killing time by laughing at haters bereft of facts: while waiting for another Pats SBowl to start. Yup, real insecure.

  55. “Pats fans are so insecure and paranoid. It really is amazing”

    What’s truly amazing is you having irrefutable facts put in front of your face and continuing to construct an alternate reality. Who’s insecure again? The people living in reality or the guy making stuff up to justify his own insecurities?

    As for the “WRONG!!!” guy — BB is 26-8 vs the AFCN with the Pats. And he was the last coach to bring the Browns to the playoffs. There’s nothing “wrong” with the statement that elicited your emotional response.

  56. popcherrycoke says:
    February 4, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    “Pats fans are so insecure and paranoid. It really is amazing”

    What’s truly amazing is you having irrefutable facts put in front of your face and continuing to construct an alternate reality. Who’s insecure again? The people living in reality or the guy making stuff up to justify his own insecurities?

    As for the “WRONG!!!” guy — BB is 26-8 vs the AFCN with the Pats. And he was the last coach to bring the Browns to the playoffs. There’s nothing “wrong” with the statement that elicited your emotional response.
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    Butch Davis took the Browns to the playoffs in 2002. They lost to the Steelers 36-33 in the Wild Card round.

  57. Oh sorry I forgot about that epic 9-7 one and done. My bad.

    Doesn’t change the fact that Brady and Bill completely dominate the AFCN.

  58. 49ersfury says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:53 am
    Bill Belichick is in the conversation of the GOAT Head Coach,
    But in my opinion he’s not the greatest….Bill Belichick is probably Walsh’s equivalent, but the Patriots dynasty didn’t really advance the game of football or cause any paradigm shift the way Walsh’s 49ers did. Belichick probably saw the way it diluted the 49ers power thus he chose to become more secretive and guarded with his football knowledge. Whatever the case I have to say Bill Walsh is the GOAT. Belichick is without a doubt in the GOAT conversation though.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Walsh was great but I think you propped him up a bit too much in your lengthy post. Belichick has picked the players and coached them to 12 conference championship games, 8 Super bowls and either 5 or 6 titles in 17 years. He has gotten rid of players that seemed to never do as well on other teams and he has taken cast-offs and gotten them to play well. He has not had a parade of HoFers on his rosters and yet he has found a way to win consistently. Walsh developed/added to a scheme that works in the NFL while Belichick has developed a comprehensive scouting system, player development and game-planning strategy that works well for his team. IMHO, no other coach has come remotely close to what BB has done with the Patriots.

  59. Nofoolnodrool says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:47 am
    Belichek is one of the best to have coached in the NFL……but the only one to have cost his team to lose draft picks. Just trying to keep it real here midst the fanboys drooling over their keyboards to praise Bill. SNL did a sketch that truly sums up the fans of the teams in the game. I know Pat’s fans won’t like it because they lack the ability to laugh at themselves because they are a bunch of tight -she’s.
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    Don Shula cost himself (The Dolphins) a 1st Round pick in the 1971 draft while negotiating with the Dolphins while still under contract with the Colts, look it up.

  60. dejc421 says:
    February 4, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    popcherrycoke says:
    February 4, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    “Not a hater, an objective fan. Let me know when the Pats get a competent division rival with a good QB that you have to worry about for a change. Let’s see them win when they have to contend every single year against that.”
    ————–
    you nailed it … at the least the 80’s 49ers juggernaut had to compete against Deiter Brock, Bobby Hebert and David Archer in the NFC West
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    2 things here. First your premise was right (although Hebert combined with those LBs were pretty good). Second, you clipped the wrong guy in your post (Popcherry…). He didn’t say it…he responded to it. Braz actually said it further up the page. 😉

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