Belichick's Final Obstacle: His First Dynasty
Patriots mastermind carries legacy of 12 years with Giants
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 29, 2008 10:51 AM CST
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick listens to a reporter's question during a media availability in Phoenix, Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. The Patriots will play the New York Giants in Super Bowl...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In the final game of a historic season, it is a remarkable irony that Patriots coach Bill Belichick must defeat the team he once helped lead to greatness: the Giants, with whom he won two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator under Bill Parcells. Though he has won three more with New England, Belichick's New York defenses remain his bellwether of excellence.

In a rare sentimental moment, the coach tells the New York Times: "Giants Stadium, the locker room is on the left and I always feel like I should be turning left. And I’ve been turning right for a lot of seasons now. We all move on. But it hits you right there, when you come out of the ramp and into the tunnel."