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Michael Irvin: Bill Belichick’s name should also be on the Vince Lombardi trophy

Forget spygate. Forget asterisks. Forget all the snarky, condescending remarks at the podium. Not only does Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin feel as though Bill Belichick is one of the most accomplished head coaches in NFL history, he thinks the NFL should eventually give him one of the most significant honors a coach could receive.

“I think the world of Belichick,” Irvin told the Boston Herald recently. “I told him this, ‘Man, if it was up to me, that (Super Bowl) trophy would be called the Lombardi/Belichick.’ I don’t care what they think. It would be called the Lombardi/Belichick. That’s how good he is to do what he’s doing in this day and age, what the league is now.

“I would call it the Lombardi/Belichick.”

Belichick is the only coach to win three Super Bowls in four years. His 139-53 regular-season record and 16-6 postseason record speak volumes to what he has been able to accomplish since taking over in New England at the turn of the century.  By the numbers, Belichick is easily one of the greatest NFL coaches of all time.

That being said, there will always be the spygate issue. Vince Lombardi’s name was not attached to the Super Bowl trophy until he had passed away. Perhaps after Belichick passes, the scandal will be completely forgotten and people will simply look at what he was able to accomplish during his coaching career.

And in the rare event that it happens, we can then begin our discussion on how ridiculous the name “Lombardi/Belichick Trophy” would sound.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/57RAWYLMVGMA7CSIZHXQAO4RSQ Schmiddoctor

    Belicheater hasn’t won a thing since Spygate. Yeah, what a “great” coach he must be. He can’t win unless he has a video tape of the other teams playbook. Irvin must be hitting the pipe again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.truhlar Eddie Truhlar

    That is the most ridiculus statement I’ve ever heard “Call it the Belichick trophy” smoke another rock Irvin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000762276188 Andrew Demore

    Belichick is a pretty good coach don’t ya think? Hmm New Englands been up at the top of the league for a decade now! Don’t ya think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/randall.pouwels Randall Pouwels

    Lombardi would roll over in his grave, and frankly Bellichick couldn’t shine his shoes. How many SBs has he lost in recent years? He’s not even the best current coach. That honor goes to McCarthy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randall.pouwels Randall Pouwels

    Actually, no, it hasn’t been….and isn’t now.