Bill Belichick doesn’t picture himself as a legendary coach

Mary Schwalm | AP

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is in elite company, as he enters his 11th overall Super Bowl appearance and eighth as head coach.

But no matter how high on the records charts he climbs, the Patriots’ leader always remains humble.

When speaking about some of the football greats like George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi and Paul Brown, Belichick says it’s hard to picture himself as one of those legendary coaches.

“I don’t really see myself… I don’t think of it that way,” Belichick said. “I just think of how great they were, what they meant to the game and what they accomplished. And how much respect I have for them.”

Halas and Lambeau are the only coaches to win six NFL championships since postseason play began in 1933, and BB could possibly join that crowd based on the outcome of Sunday’s game. He is currently tied with Vince Lombardi, with five titles.

Belichick leads the NFL with 11 Super Bowl appearances, while Dan Reeves is next on the list with seven. This will also be his 39th playoff game as a head coach, which is another NFL record.

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