Which coach/quarterback combo would you want to face Bill Belichick?

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Rams coach Sean McVay recently admitted to working hard but not working smart when preparing to face Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Facing the best coach in the history of football (and perhaps organized sports) can do that to an opponent.

Belichick is simply hard to beat, for a variety of reasons. He’s brilliant. He’s focused. He’s driven. He’s relentless. He’s cracked the code on success in the NFL at a time when the system has been created to ensure parity and to prevent dynasty.

So all of this led to a question that was pondered on Thursday’s PFT Live: Which coach/quarterback combination would you want to face Belichick?

Simms and I bounced the idea around for a while, before Simms realized that he was way, way, way off and adopted my way of thinking. I find out my way of thinking, check out the video. And then add in the comments your way of thinking.

45 responses to “Which coach/quarterback combo would you want to face Bill Belichick?

  1. Well really it’s more so the nfl legacy … does not matter who they are facing if the nfl has already determined the victor… duh

  2. Only 1 pair that can beat em saints in the nfc. Chiefs will knock em out in afc as long as they don’t loose another bad guy too violence issue

  3. Doug Pederson/Nick Foles did a pretty good job of facing those two. Too bad they moved on from the clutch QB and instead kept the talented arm with questionable durability in Carson Wentz. Imagine if Bill had moved on from clutch Brady and kept “talented” Jimmy Glass instead. He’d be short a couple rings.

    People never learn. When you have something special, you hang onto it.

  4. Dennis Green & Jeff George.

    Of all the magic Green& Cunningham had in ’98, almost everyone forgets RC was benched 5 games into the following season for George because JG was the SUPERIOR QB.

    If JG had been there in ’98, they not only beat Atlanta in the NFC Championship, but they win the Super Bowl.

  5. What about Andy Reid/Pat Mahomes? Reid has beaten them multiple times, and Mahomes will only get better!

  6. Mahomes and Reid. Reid is one of the best offensive minds in the game. If the Chiefs can get the defense to play some mean football and have a running back who can catch, block and run then Mahomes will lead them to the promised land.

  7. Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson were up by 10 in the Super bowl in the fourth quarter so I think they did pretty well even though that throw from the 1-yard line wasn’t exactly the best call.

    I wish we could get another shot.

  8. Right now, this coming season, I hope and would want Wilson/Carroll. That would mean the Seahawks are in the SB. They can only face them in SB this season.

  9. BillyRayBob says:
    May 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm
    Rivera/Cam. Because I like seeing those two demolished.

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    Except that Cam Newton and Ron Rivera are undefeated against Brady and Belichick. I’m not sure how many other combos in the league can say that or even say they have a winning record against the that combo.

  10. Reid and Mahommes. They played twice last year and KC put up 40 and 31 points with 7 Mahommes passing touchdowns. And were a Dee Ford offsides penalty away from winning the playoff game.

    Nagy and Trubisky. They played last year and Chicago put up 31 points of them. Trubisky had 3 touchdowns, 330+ passing yards and 80+ rushing yards.

    The Andy Reid west coast offense is obviously the best matchup vs Belichick. Given the Eagles (Pederson) Super Bowl shoot out win a couple years ago. Combined with the above shootouts.

  11. dptbs77 says:
    May 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm
    Bill Walsh / Joe Montana

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    These guys faced Belichick 3 times in the playoffs. You should look up how it went.

  12. I can’t believe they didn’t mention Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. Reid has owned Belichick at times, and is always in the fight. And because the Pats won the AFCCG nobody remembers that Brady threw three interceptions in that game. SMH!

  13. Richard Nguyen says:
    May 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm
    Doug Pederson/Nick Foles did a pretty good job of facing those two. Too bad they moved on from the clutch QB and instead kept the talented arm with questionable durability in Carson Wentz. Imagine if Bill had moved on from clutch Brady and kept “talented” Jimmy Glass instead. He’d be short a couple rings.

    People never learn. When you have something special, you hang onto it.

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    You do realize keeping Wentz was the smart mover and that he is light-years better than Foles. The Superbowl is a big stage where everyone is watching and all the bright lights is on you but in reality it is still only 1 game. It doesn’t take a superstar to have a big game in the Superbowl. Eli Manning was a 2 time SB MVP over the Patriots.

    Wentz has been good in many more games than Foles has been good. Wentz is the better player. Foles has played good in 4 out of the 12 games played. Can we stop the rediculousness?

    Idiots think Foles is better because 1 of his 4 good games was the Superbowl which is seriously over-rated. I like Foles. Good guy and a serviceable QB. But Wentz is light-years better!!!

  14. Anything less than 9 superbowl appearances(6 wins) would be slumming. I want to pair them against their equals. I understand that they have lost games against some of the ones that have been mentioned but even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. If only the combinations mentioned could either make it back to the playoffs/superbowl consistently we would not be having this “dream scenario”.

  15. Belichick’s defense had alot of trouble with the Eagles backup quarterback, but Brady had the best superbowl game a qb has ever had, and against a defense that was supposedly pretty good… I dont know really what my point is, other that WE WON THAT MESS!!!! AHAHAHAHAHA.

  16. Justin Morris says:
    May 10, 2019 at 3:08 am

    You do realize keeping Wentz was the smart mover and that he is light-years better than Foles. The Superbowl is a big stage where everyone is watching and all the bright lights is on you but in reality it is still only 1 game. It doesn’t take a superstar to have a big game in the Superbowl. Eli Manning was a 2 time SB MVP over the Patriots.

    Wentz has been good in many more games than Foles has been good. Wentz is the better player. Foles has played good in 4 out of the 12 games played. Can we stop the rediculousness?

    Idiots think Foles is better because 1 of his 4 good games was the Superbowl which is seriously over-rated. I like Foles. Good guy and a serviceable QB. But Wentz is light-years better!!!

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    You’re only as good as you’re available. And your boy Wentz hasn’t even made it to the playoffs, nevermind proving whether or not he can even play under those bright lights. So many regular season QBs put up phenomenal stats and then wilt when it’s elimination time. Let’s hope your boy Wentz isn’t one of those, but first, we have to see if he can even make it there.

  17. dptbs77 says:
    May 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm
    Bill Walsh / Joe Montana
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    Already happened 3 times. Didn’t go very well for them.

    🙂

  18. grizzly224 says:
    May 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Except that Cam Newton and Ron Rivera are undefeated against Brady and Belichick. I’m not sure how many other combos in the league can say that or even say they have a winning record against the that combo.

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    Carroll / Wilson are 2-1 against them… although that one loss was a real stinger

  19. Richard Nguyen says:
    May 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm
    Doug Pederson/Nick Foles did a pretty good job of facing those two. Too bad they moved on from the clutch QB and instead kept the talented arm with questionable durability in Carson Wentz. Imagine if Bill had moved on from clutch Brady and kept “talented” Jimmy Glass instead. He’d be short a couple rings.

    People never learn. When you have something special, you hang onto it.
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    They did.

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