It never gets old for Belichick

New season still brings excitement to longest-tenured coach in the league

Updated: September 6, 2013, 4:28 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Work the same job for 39 years in a row, albeit in a different role at times, and it would be understandable if the routine got old.

It hasn't for Bill Belichick, the NFL's longest-tenured head coach.

As the 61-year-old Belichick prepares his New England Patriots for another season opener, his 39th since entering the NFL as a coaching assistant with the Baltimore Colts in 1975, the passion still burns. We know Belichick is not the open-book type, but on Friday ...

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