“Back before it all began, when the 2011 football season was just a lush, sweet section of future calendar for me, it was easy to imagine the path to a Super Bowl victory stretching out straight as a sideline before the New York Jets.”
Since Belichick is football’s most suspicious mind, it would seem that his character-destructive flaw is that he is so driven he validates his own suspicions. Every football coach wants to win. Belichick’s darkness, it would also seem, is that he wants to win too much.
Nicholas Dawidoff on Bill Belichick, the Patriots, and the Big Seep.