Excellence + Time = Greatness

The NFL may, or may not, be irretrievably gay and converged, but the greatness of Bill Belichik cannot be denied:

The Patriots defeated the Browns 38-15 on Sunday, with New England having little trouble against the the team that Bill Belichick led as head coach from 1991-1995.

In many ways, that makes the milestone Belichick reached with the win that much more poetic. With his 324th victory — regular and postseason — Belichick tied George Halas at No. 2 for most wins all time by a head coach.

Belichick recorded 37 of his victories with Cleveland, the first of which coincidentally came over New England in 1991. The other 317 have come with New England since 2000.

Don Shula is No. 1 on the all-time list with 347.

I don’t think there is any question that he is the greatest football coach in history. And those seeking excellence in their own fields can learn a lot from the man and his singular focus on excelling in his chosen profession.