Not to mention Brady has been CHEAP. How many of these QBs would eat money for the team? NOT MANY. Never really heard Brady talk about money really. Brady is far from the flashiest QB of the generation but I think you could argue he is the operation. Over time the Bellichick D has declined and Brady continues to ball. In the beginning the D carried him. Bellichick is touted as a defensive genius but why has it been slipping the past 5-10 years? Especially the most recent years? Bellichick did nothing in Cleveland. They had one playoff appearance. I will say the last season they got screwed by the timing of the news. If Bledsoe didn't get hurt due to all the money he was owed they probably keep him and go around 8-8 to 9-7 annually and Bellichick probably is ousted when Bledsoe goes.