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Crypt Keeper
07-05-2007, 01:06 PM
SPECULATION CONTINUES THAT BELICHICK IS DONE AFTER 2007


Largely due to the fact that the question of the number of years remaining on New England coach Bill Belichick's contract is guarded almost as closely as the codes for the nuclear football (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Football), the unknown status of Belichik's future tenure invites constant speculation.


The current speculation in some league and media circles is that Belichick's contract with the Pats expires after the 2007 season, and that he will leave. The fact that the Pats have loaded the cannon via free agency and trades, adding folks like linebacker Adalius Thomas and receivers Randy Moss (who coincidentally has a one-year deal), Donte' Stallworth, Wes Welker, and Kelley Washington, has only intensified beliefs that Belichick wants to make a run at a fourth Super Bowl victory before walking away.


But while some think he will retire, others believe that he'll take a new job. One prominent national media type has suggested to us that Belichick would like to be the first coach to win a Super Bowl in each conference.


To make that happen, Belichick would have to land in the NFC. The most obvious place for him to go is back to New York, given that he was the defensive coordinator for the Giants when the team won championships in 1986 and 1990. But some believe that his entanglement with former Giants receptionist Sharon Shenocca will keep the Mara family from approving the move.


The source who thinks that Belichick craves an NFC Super Bowl win thinks that Washington, Dallas, Carolina, and Tampa are the potential destinations. We'll also throw the Vikings into the mix, since owner Zygi Wilf is a life-long Giants fan who once waited outside of a bathroom to get Lawrence Taylor's autograph. (We hope L.T. washed his hands before he grabbed the pen.) Wilf is wise enough to heed the quiet criticism of current coach Brad Childress, even if the rest of the front office is doing their best to prop up the field boss for fear of being run out the door if a guy like Belichick were to come to town.


Anyway, it's all speculation for now. But unless and until someone says that Belichick is under contract beyond 2007 with the Pats and plans to honor it, the two Bills -- Belichick and Cowher -- should be penciled in at the top of the list for the 2008 coaching carousel.



http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

This is starting to smell just like the Saban situation. The rumors of Belichick leaving the Pats after 07' has been going on since March I believe. I see this being a popular question for Belichick after games this season and I bet he will furiously deny it. Just like Saban, he will probably skip town after the season.

satz
07-05-2007, 02:30 PM
I think this guy is fishing...as 2006 was the last year on BB contract.Before the 06 season this was a major topic on boston media and then he was re-signed as he coaching this year. kraft and bb has repeating said that they have signed an extension this year. i am not sure if he would sign a 1 yr contract.

He just brought a house on cape island for 4.5 million rumoured to be from the signing money from the new contract.Their is speculation that he might be the first 10million dollar coach in nfl.

Crypt Keeper
07-05-2007, 03:33 PM
I think this guy is fishing...as 2006 was the last year on BB contract.Before the 06 season this was a major topic on boston media and then he was re-signed as he coaching this year. kraft and bb has repeating said that they have signed an extension this year. i am not sure if he would sign a 1 yr contract.

He just brought a house on cape island for 4.5 million rumoured to be from the signing money from the new contract.Their is speculation that he might be the first 10million dollar coach in nfl.
Saban bought a $7 million house in Miami with his contract money in 2005. I don't think buying a multi-million dollor house guarantees someone is staying. This Belichick rumor has been making the rounds for awhile. Where there is smoke, there is fire.

TBW12
07-05-2007, 03:37 PM
Saban bought a $7 million house in Miami with his contract money in 2005. I don't think buying a multi-million dollor house guarantees someone is staying. This Belichick rumor has been making the rounds for awhile. Where there is smoke, there is fire.


The only reason there is smoke is because nobody knows how long he is signed for. For all we know Belichick could have a 5 year deal in place. I don't see him leaving for another team. He has everything he wants with the Patriots. If he leaves it'll be for retirement.

Crypt Keeper
07-05-2007, 03:43 PM
The only reason there is smoke is because nobody knows how long he is signed for. For all we know Belichick could have a 5 year deal in place. I don't see him leaving for another team. He has everything he wants with the Patriots. If he leaves it'll be for retirement.
Could be. All we know is that it will be an interesting upcoming few months for sure.

MadMax1608
07-06-2007, 03:53 PM
If he does leave, I wouldn't mind seeing him coach an underdog team like the Redskins, but they're my second favorite team, so I'm biased.:tongue::D

retired opfinistic
07-06-2007, 04:18 PM
The only reason there is smoke is because nobody knows how long he is signed for. For all we know Belichick could have a 5 year deal in place. I don't see him leaving for another team. He has everything he wants with the Patriots. If he leaves it'll be for retirement.

Maybe he wants to try it again somewhere else? For all we know BB could be bored with the Patsies and ready to start fresh in a new city...:err:

Alex44
07-06-2007, 04:25 PM
The only reason there is smoke is because nobody knows how long he is signed for. For all we know Belichick could have a 5 year deal in place. I don't see him leaving for another team. He has everything he wants with the Patriots. If he leaves it'll be for retirement.

What if he wants to prove he isn't a product of having a great QB in Brady? He doesn't have that in New England.

unluckyluciano
07-06-2007, 04:49 PM
What if he wants to prove he isn't a product of having a great QB in Brady? He doesn't have that in New England.
Hmmm i'd say everyone pretty much assumes that he created Brady. Now what he might want to prove is that he wasn't a fluke and is just that great of a coach.

MR NFLFAN
07-07-2007, 01:38 AM
I think this is all some writers imagination. Belichick can go down in the nfl's history books right here in NE and is poised to break those bench marks set by Lombardi himself so as far as him wanting to be the first to win in each conference well that seems a bit far fetched. There are so many records within his reach why would he be so fixated on being the first to win a championship in both afc and nfc? Sounds like exactly what the title states SPECULATION. For thos of you that try and compare him to Nick Satan...I don't think Satan could hold Belichick's jock. They were frinds not clones.

Dors156
07-08-2007, 02:47 PM
There is a possibility but i think he stays with the pats.

PatriotReign
07-12-2007, 06:46 PM
He'd be crazy to leave with Brady in his prime. He'll undoubtedly still be coaching after Brady retires so why leave when there's a good chance to win a 4th or 5th Lombardi?

cnc66
07-12-2007, 07:10 PM
He'd be crazy to leave with Brady in his prime. He'll undoubtedly still be coaching after Brady retires so why leave when there's a good chance to win a 4th or 5th Lombardi?

I think you are correct.. he can ride Brady for 2-3 more legitimate shots at the big dance

MadMax1608
07-13-2007, 01:43 PM
I have to agree with alot of the later posters here. I can't see BB leaving when he still has two empty fingers left for rings. The team still has a very good chance of getting into the Super Bowl several times within the next, say, five years. Who would want to walk away from that and start fresh with another team?

As far as anyone saying that it's all a product of Brady and not his coaching, don't forget the Pats lost both their offensive AND defensive coaches in the same year and still made it into the playoffs the next year. That to me is good coaching, as well as having a good core team.

BwanaZulia
07-13-2007, 01:55 PM
If so I might have to reconsider my "there is no god" stance.

:)

BZ

FinsNCanes
07-13-2007, 02:10 PM
We can only hope he leaves.

Of course if he didn't retire he would probably end up in Tampa just to keep pissing us off here in Florida.

madisonfan90
07-24-2007, 12:19 AM
He wants a real challenge he can go to Oakland or Detroit. :sidelol:

Scott Pioli
07-25-2007, 09:03 AM
So Belichick is leaving, Bruschi is dead. Unreal. Just two more days until Training Camp starts. Belichick is not going anywhere.

TBW12
07-25-2007, 12:56 PM
So Belichick is leaving, Bruschi is dead. Unreal. Just two more days until Training Camp starts. Belichick is not going anywhere.


Of course, didn't you know that the sky is falling for the Patriots(5 playoff appearances in 6 years) and everything bad is going to happen to them but everything is bright and sunny for the Dolphins(1 playoff appearance the last 6 years).

retired opfinistic
07-25-2007, 01:02 PM
Of course, didn't you know that the sky is falling for the Patriots(5 playoff appearances in 6 years) and everything bad is going to happen to them but everything is bright and sunny for the Dolphins(1 playoff appearance the last 6 years).

Ya gotta stay Opfinistic! You're Patsies are the team to beat this year, along with the Jets and the Bills. Here's to a 3-3 or better division record this year. :unsure: I hope. :beer1:

Mike13
07-25-2007, 10:46 PM
...There's fire, this could be BS as it is in SI's truth and rumors section but the fact that this rumor has not gone away could account for something. The Saban rumors floated aound for months before they were confirmed, remember that.

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/16159

NativeFloridian
07-25-2007, 11:44 PM
this would be very very interesting, i would love to see him coach a nfc team