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To understand Belichick, look what he did with Browns

So much of who and what Bill Belichick is today as head coach of the fabulously successful Patriots can be retraced to who and what he was as head coach of the mostly unsuccessful Browns, Gene Wojciechowski writes.

Originally Published: January 27, 2008
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- For the fourth time in seven years, Baltimore Ravens head coach Bill Belichick triumphantly raised the sterling silver Lombardi Trophy over his head and declared his franchise the equal or better of the great dynasties -- Ming, Packer, Steeler, Cowboy or Niner.

"This," said Belichick, minutes after winning Sunday's Super Bowl XLII, "is for our players, our fans and for our owners, especially Art Modell, whose patience in me -- and our plan to succeed -- never wavered.''

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