Belichick aims for sixth Super Bowl

04 February 2018 05:28:22 GMTPlus11

New England head coach Bill Belichick will go in search of yet another Super Bowl victory when the Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis in Super Bowl LII.

Belichick has won five Super Bowls as a head coach, but also picked up a couple of titles when the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants under Bill Parcells in the 80s.

It's a remarkable record and you have to wonder whether the Baltimore Ravens still rue the decision to dismiss Belichick as their head coach in 1996 when the franchise announced they were relocating to Baltimore from Cleveland.

Belichick, it should be noted, is still the last Cleveland Browns coach to win a postseason game.

There were stints with many other NFL teams along the way before Belichick found his way to Foxboro as the head coach.

Originally a special assistant with the Baltimore Colts in 1975, Belichick has spent time with the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, and the New York Jets before ultimately becoming the head coach of the Patriots.

Moreover since 2010 Belichick has also effectively been the general manager for New England with complete control over the roster.

Still only 65, Belichick has given no indication that he is planning to retire any time soon and with quarterback Tom Brady also said to be planning to stick around, the Patriots seem likely to be a legitimate Super Bowl threat for another couple of season.

The Patriots are 1.44 to win the Super Bowl, with the Eagles 2.87. New England are 1.90 conceding a 4.5-point spread.

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