It's no secret that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have not always seen eye to eye on some things, however, one thing is clear: the mutual respect between these two all-time greats is palpable. Following Brady's selection to the NFL100's All-Time team, he appeared on the broadcast alongside his coach. In an awesome tidbit, Belichick discussed the moment he first realized Brady was a truly "special" player.
Whenever a player-coach duo can combine to win multiple championships, there is clearly something special going on. However, with Brady having won six Super Bowls under Belichick (so far), the word "special" feels like a bit of an understatement.
While Belichick may have known that Brady had what it took to be a successful quarterback, it's hard to imagine he knew just how dominant Brady would become in the NFL.
In a rare candid moment for Belichick, his appreciation for what Brady has done and who he is as a player was clear. Without this duo, the NFL would have never become such a narrative driven sport, as the yearly quest to defeat the Patriots has helped to usher in several iconic NFL memories.