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It’s magic in a bottle. The potion to find the exact combination of players and coaches to unlock that magical success the Patriots enjoyed under the direction of one of the greatest football minds in the National Football League - Coach Bill Belichick.
Belichick took over in New England as the Patriots coach in 2000. Now entering his twelve season with a team that dominated the last decade- winning ten or more games over the last ten years-the Patriots haven’t won a playoff game in the last three. The window that most coaches and teams make their Super Bowl runs, very well could have past Belichick. The Rolling Stones sang ‘Time Is on Our Side’, unfortunately for Belichick and many of the longer tenured coaches in the National Football League, time isn’t on theirs - as you will find out.
Only one coach has won over a ten year span from his first Super Bowl to his last. The only coach to accomplish that is ex-Washington Redskins Head Coach, Joe Gibbs, winning Super Bowls from 1982 to 1991. Not Tom Landry, Chuck Noll or Bill Walsh has done what Gibbs did. Going on the past to look to the future, history tells us that Bill Belichick will never win another Super Bowl and if he does, it’s not the norm - it’s the exception.
The San Francisco 49ers won their last Super Bowl under George Seifert in 1994. The 49ers would go on to win four NFC West crowns over the next four seasons going 48-16, but not reaching the final destination – the Super Bowl. Steve Young and Jerry Rice where still productive during that stretch for the 49ers, just like Tom Brady is now for New England, yet Young and Rice would never win another Super Bowl, very reminiscent of the Patriots we are watching now.