Longtime New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has won more Super Bowls than any other coach in league history and is seen by many as the greatest coach in the history of the NFL. But not everyone is quite so impressed with what Belichick has done throughout his coaching career, including former star running back LeSean McCoy.
In an interview with Up & Adams this week, LeSean McCoy dismissed the notion that Bill Belichick was the greatest NFL coach of all time.
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“I think he’s a good coach,” McCoy said. “But all ‘the greatest’ and ‘we’ve never seen anything like him.’ That’s bullcrap.”
According to McCoy, there is another reason for Belichick’s success: Tom Brady. If Belichick didn’t have Brady as his quarterback, McCoy doesn’t think that Belichick is a great coach.
“I mean, he’s had Tom Brady. If you take away Tom Brady, do you know what he is? He’s under .500.
“I think he was very blessed to have Tom Brady and I think now that he doesn’t have Tom Brady he’s like all the other coaches – all the other good coaches,” McCoy continued.
Without Brady, McCoy compared Belichick to other “good” coaches like Marvin Lewis or Rex Ryan, who were moderately successful in the NFL. He thinks if other great coaches in the NFL would be more successful than Belichick if Brady were their quarterback.
“Imagine if Tomlin had Tom Brady – he’d have multiple championships,” McCoy said. “Imagine if a guy like Andy Reid had Tom Brady – he’d have multiple championships.”
It’s certainly a controversial opinion, but McCoy is standing by his decision.
“I just call it like I see it,” McCoy said.