The one HC job Belichick didn't have a future HOF QB, he got fired.
He got fired by an idiot who sold his soul so he could move his team.
BBs staff included Ozzie Newsome, Nick Saban, Kirk Ferentz, Thomas Dimitroff, Pat Hill, et al. A dream team management and coaching staff assembled by Belichick. The Ravens had 2 1ST round picks their first season thanks to BB. One 1st was used to draft Ray Lewis.
And he was on the hotseat after giving Bledsoe a $100 million contract and starting the 2001 season 0-2.
Kraft wanted to give Beldsoe that contract. One of the reasons why Kraft hired BB was that he would include Kraft on what was going on with the team and wouldnt sign players to contracts without consulting Kraft like Parcells did. Kraft didnt give BB Carte Blanche after what happened with Parcells until he stuck with Brady over Bledsoe.
BB was sick of Bledsoe. Especially after he disappeared in Montana and wouldnt call the Pats about his contract status in 2001. Bledsoe was lazy, not good at reading defenses and terrible at sticking to the game plan.
So don't act like Belichick and Rex are in any comparable situation other than when BB was in Cleveland.
Of course they arent comparable situations.
BB never cried like toesucker Rex. That big blowhard wouldnt know how to build a coaching staff or front office.
He got fired and had to build up his resume with the Jets,
BBs resume already included 2 Super Bowl rings and another Super Bowl appearance in 1996.
along with his bank account taking Hess' $1 million to stay on to be HC once Parcells stepped down.
Hess gave BB 1 Million to stay on in 1999 because the Jets were getting inquiries about BB interviewing for a HC position. The 1 million was for BB to stay in 1999. Not payment as a NFL HC.