I tweeted out all this report and dialogue from CBS Sports NY last night and took a lot of heat. Reportedly, giantsinsider.com writer Jerry Foley believes that, if the Pats are eliminated early this postseason, the, the New York Football Giants will be knocking on the Patriots door about The Hooded One. Check it out:
"If the Patriots are somehow eliminated in two weeks, I really believe they’re going to call them and at least ask about Belichick. I know it’s insane, but if there’s one organization where (Belichick) would go back to, I think it’s the Giants. He loves the Giants. He had tears in his eyes when he went back to Giants Stadium when he was with the Patriots. I think he would love to come in on a white horse and say, ‘I’m running this whole thing.’ I know it’s insane, but what else can he accomplish in New England? He’s got four Super Bowls. I’m just saying it wouldn’t surprise me if it happened.” (Full article here.)
It's purely speculative, and, for Giants fans at least, it provides for an interested debate. Would the Patriots ever entertain the possibility of trading the greatest coach of all time?
Even if the Patriots were open to the idea, because Belichick is currently under contract, the Giants would have to trade for the head coach. Who would they be willing to trade? Would they want to trade draft picks or proven talent and, more importantly, what would the Patriots be asking for in return?
While this is solely someone's opinion, how can you write for a reputable website and say that the Patriots are going to trade the best head coach in football to a team that has snatched two Super Bowls away from them in heartbreaking fashion?
Bill Belichick, and any Patriots fan for that matter, has respect for the New York Giants. Tom Coughlin did great things for that organization during his tenure and Eli Manning steps up in big games. However, could anyone see swapping Odell Beckham Jr. for Bill Belichick? Not me. Belichick has every accolade and achievement with the Patriots, so I could see someone's argument that he may want to win elsewhere without Tom Brady, but I don't buy it.
Bill Belichick forever.
By Pete Packowski