Much like Joe Montana and Bill Walsh or Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick will forever be linked with one another. Since 2001, the duo has helped bring three Super Bowl titles to the organization, as well as two more AFC championships.
As personalities go, the two could not be more different. Belichick is rugged and brash, while Brady has always been seen as the outspoken pretty boy with the supermodel wife.
But as Brady gets a bit older, is he trying to be more like the man that showed enough faith in him to hand over the offense in his second season after Drew Bledsoe went down? If the Patriots' press conference on Wednesday is any indication, that might be the case.
Ah, yes. The transformation is almost complete. Brady showing up to talk to the media like that confirms it. The three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback is slowly morphing into his head coach -- it was inevitable.
Brady, Belichick and the Patriots will try for yet another AFC championship at home this Sunday vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
- Jack Jorgensen