Ever now and then, I've thought about what the New England Patriots will look like when Tom Brady calls it quits. Then I stop thinking about that really quickly, because it's a bleak thought. But what about Bill Belichick? The Hoodie is one half of the Pats legendary coach-quarterback duo, and is certainly a main reason that New England has won three titles.
Might Belichick retire after Super Bowl XLVI?
Of course, this is nothing more than media speculation. Belichick is 60 years old in April, and what could be better than to go out on top with a fourth Super Bowl ring? Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe ponders this thought.
Any chance Bill Belichick retires as head coach of the Patriots after the game Sunday night? Tom Coughlin has been asked if he will retire and rejects the notion even though he is 65 years old and could probably walk off with a ticket to Canton. But what about the Hoodie? He turns 60 in April and could cap his 21st century dynasty with a fourth Super Bowl crown in 11 seasons. Belichick's chipper comportment this week makes us wonder if he's smelling the roses on his last go-around. What would be left to prove if he wins? (via Boston Globe)
Again, nothing more than speculation. Belichick will have to hang up his clipboard and send a hoodie or two to Canton eventually, and time definitely isn't on his side. For now, let's enjoy what we have while we still have it.