It’s been ten years since the Patriots last won a Super Bowl. DT Vince Wilfork was just a rookie that year.
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork came out with overwhelming support for embattled head coach Bill Belichick at Super Bowl Media Day, calling him the “best coach ever.”
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“He’s the best coach in the game – the best coach ever in the game,” Wilfork said.
“When it’s all over I can say I was coached by the greatest.”
Wilfork was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft, and as a rookie went with the team to Super Bowl XXXIX, where they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 to win their third title in four years
Belichick certainly has the resume to earn the distinction – he is the coach with most wins in playoff history with 21 postseason victories.
On Sunday he will become one of only two coaches in NFL history to go to six Super Bowls – tying Hall of Famer Don Shula.
His .659 winning percentage is 14th in NFL history but his 211 regular season wins is the 6th highest in NFL history – he only needs two more to tie Paul Brown for 5th in NFL history.
If the Patriots win on Sunday, Belichick will become one of only two coaches in NFL history to win four Super Bowls – the other is former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who won four titles in six seasons with the infamous Steel Curtain defense from 1974 to 1979.