Tom Brady weighs in on Falcons, others passing on Bill Belichick

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The Falcons were the only team among those with a vacancy to officially interview Bill Belichick, and it looks like for the first time in 50 years the greatest coach of all time will not be coaching in the NFL.

The two architects of The Patriot Way spent more than two decades together in New England, where they won six Super Bowl titles as both became what many consider to be the GOATs of their respective positions.

Tom Brady weighed in on the situation.

“I don’t know the criteria for hiring coaches. I’ve never been a part of it,” Brady said on his “Let’s Go!” podcast. “I mean, I’m surprised that the greatest coach ever doesn’t have a job, absolutely. But I’m surprised [by] a lot of things in the NFL.”

Funny enough, when Brady left New England some years ago, not many clubs wanted him, which he pointed out.

“When I was a free agent, there [were] a lot of teams that didn’t want me,” the future Hall of Famer said.

However, unlike Belichick, Brady did have one suitor in the Buccaneers, whom he rewarded with a Super Bowl trophy. There’s no arguing Belichick’s acumen; his resume is second to none.

He’s second all-time in wins, three-time Coach of the Year, two Super Bowls as an assistant, another six as a head coach, holds the record for most Super Bowl wins (8), appearances (12), most playoff wins as a head coach (31) and most divisional titles as a head coach (17).

The Falcons decided to go with Raheem Morris for what many believe to be Arthur Blank’s reluctance to change the complexion of the entire organization for what could be only a few years of Belichick.

Photographer: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire
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