I think you may be a little too rough on Belichicks D. Belichick didn't forget how to coach D overnight, Polians whining caused a change within the league that really limited the physicality of defensive backs which is Belichicks specialty...plus Belichick has Brady, so he loads the team up on O and tries to just get by on D by playing bend not break football. I think he recognizes the direction of the NFL and tries to adjust his team accordingly. He didn't forget how to coach D...he just coaches to the strength of the team.
My compliment on Rex wasn't a backhanded swipe at BB. It was strictly to give Rex a lot of credit. Most people were thinking 4-5 wins for the Jets.
EDIT: Good for Rex, the guy absolutely deserves to stay. Season #6 about to commence for him...remaining HC of an NFL team for that long is no small feat.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 29 December 2013 - 04:21 PM.