Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined Dale & Holley on Monday to reflect back on the 2001 Super Bowl champion team, which was honored over the weekend by the Patriots, among other things. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page.
The Patriots haven’t been the only dominant team in Boston in the past decade and Belichick discussed how special it’s been to coach in a town during the run of championships where each team is supportive of one another.
“It’s been great to be in Boston to be part of all the championship seasons, certainly ours, that goes without saying,” Belichick said. “The Red Sox with Terry Francona and those guys, the Bruins and Claude [Julien], Doc [Rivers] and the Celtics, the Boston Cannons and Paul Rabil, BC hockey and Jerry York. As much as it’s been professional, the BC hockey program has been a tremendous success too. It’s fun to go to those games. It’s fun to interact with coaches on those teams.
“They support us, we support them. Brad Stevens and I talked about that at the [Bill Belichick] Foundation event in the fall. We talked quite a bit about that. It’s really special. You saw a little bit of that with Cleveland and LeBron [James] and the Cavaliers supporting the Indians, but look you’re in the same town, you have a lot of the same fans, you have a lot in common. It’s different sports, but there’s a lot of common ground there that you can enjoy together. Support each other.”
Sunday’s 26-10 win over the Rams was also a milestone win as it was No. 201 for Tom Brady, which surpassed Peyton Manning for most all-time.
On Kirk & Callahan Monday morning, Brady was asked the one that had most meaning and he said the Seahawks game in Super Bowl XLIX. Belichick didn’t completely agree.
“There’s four pretty special ones, but that Rams win in 2001, that’s up there at the top or right at the top,” he said.
Belichick and the Patriots will host the Ravens next Monday on Monday Night Football.