Originally Posted by revischrist
Yup, anyone associated with the Pats is tainted because they had the benefit of Tom Brady (taken in the 6th round). THey fell ass backwards into an all time great QB and therefore the GM and the assistants like Mangini, Crennel, Weiss, all looked like geniuses until they left the Pats and turned out to be nothing special.
Bellichick still has an all time losing record, as head coach, in years he coached teams without Brady.
Uh. That wasn't really my point. Pioli benefited from being around Belichick (and Brady I suppose). If you think Belichick is only successful because of Brady, then you are simply delusional.
Coaches can improve and learn from an unsuccessful stint (Pete Carroll, Tom Coughlin (somewhat successful his first time around), and so forth)). But Pioli on his own has been far worse than Tannenbaum with the Jets. My commentary had nothing to do with Belichick.