This morning Dan Shaughnessy wrote in the Boston Globe that this season has been Bill Belichick's 'finest coaching job' since joining the Patriots. More impressive than any of the Super Bowl championship years, the undefeated regular season and even the 11-5 regular season without Tom Brady. Though Belichick would never look at any season in comparison to another, he did acknowledge that he is proud of the way this season's team has responded to the amount of adversity/distractions that they have faced:
"I couldn't be prouder of the football team," said Bill Belichick, who won his 11th AFC East title since 2001. "These guys, they earned it today."