Re: Congrats to the NFL...
I checked it out myself.
Belichick coached 5 years at Cleveland and had an overall record of 36- 44
for a .450 winning percentage. he made the playoffs in 1994 advancing to Round 2.
In 2000, his first year in New England, with Bledsoe as his quarterback he went 5-11. In 2001, with Bledsoe as his quarterback, he lost his first game 23-17, and his second game 10-3. Bledsoe then got hurt and Brady started game 3 winning 44-13. With Brady at the helm, New England went 14-3 the rest of the way and 3-0 in post season, winning the superbowl.
Belichick regular season w/o Brady: 36-46 .439
Belichick regular season with Brady : 48-14 .774
Belichick post season w/o Brady : 1-1 .500 No rings.
Belichick post season with Brady: 9-0 1.000 3 rings.
As great a coach as Bill Belichick is, I don't think he could go 57-14 with David Klinger at quarterback, and I don't think the above stats allow anyone to consider Tom Brady an "afterthought".