Belichick and Brady. It rolls off the tongue effortlessly, yet what they have accomplished together with the Patriots is the result of so much effort.
Two men who want to win badly. Two men who pay attention to detail. Two men who make those around them better.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady are headed to their seventh Super Bowl together. No NFL coach and player have been to that many together. They are 4-2, and if not for the Giants and two memorable catches (David Tyree pins the ball on the top of his helmet; Mario Manningham does a sideline tight rope), they might be 6-0.
Boston has been filled with players and coaches who had memorable...