From Mass Moments: Belichick Named Coach of the Patriots on January 27, 2000

In case New England Patriots fans need the reminder, MassMoments tells us that on this day – January 27, 2000 – Bill Belichick was named the 14th head coach in the franchise history.

On This Day...

      …in 2000, Bill Belichick was named head coach of the New England Patriots. Belichick had already earned a reputation as a brilliant defensive strategist in his years with the Giants and the Jets. In his second season with the Patriots, Belichick made a controversial move, replacing starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe with the unknown backup, Tom Brady. Belichick’s “one-die-all-die” philosophy, which emphasizes teamwork over individual star players, helped the team win a series of come-from-behind playoff games. Perhaps the most thrilling was the last game ever played in Foxboro Stadium when the Patriots scored a field goal in overtime to beat the Oakland Raiders. The team continued its exciting play, winning three out of the next four Super Bowl games.
Read the full article about Bill Belichick and some New England Patriots history at Mass Moments here.