For years, NFL fans and Tom Brady haters debated whether he was a byproduct of Bill Belichick’s greatness.
Notably, the tables have turned in that debate over the past three years or so.
Brady went on to win another Super Bowl without Belichick, all while the New England Patriots have struggled to get by.
That’s why Baltimore Ravens star Marlon Humphrey now questions Belichick’s status as an elite coach.
In the latest edition of his podcast, he made it sound like it was Belichick — not Brady — as the one who benefitted the most from the partnership over two decades, adding that he’s struggled to win for three years straight now (via Dov Kleiman).
"I don't know if Belichick was ever daggum dirty."
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 20, 2023
Of course, it’s hard to discredit everything he’s done in this league, and no one can deny that he’s one of the savviest and brightest defensive masterminds this game has ever seen.
Also, going from arguably the greatest quarterback of all time to anybody else will always be a downgrade, and all teams would need an adjustment period to make that sort of transition.
Still, it’s getting harder to make a case for himself, or at least for him to be responsible for Brady’s success, but at the end of the day, there’s simply no way to take anything away from a guy like Belichick.NEXT: Analyst Has Big Criticism For Bill Belichick, Patriots Offense