Belichick bought into his own myth

New England drafted Hernandez believing 'The Patriot Way' would act as shield

Originally Published: July 26, 2013
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Now that the focus of the Aaron Hernandez case is shifting toward courtroom battles, it's time to direct our attention to an obvious byproduct of this story: the need to stop celebrating "The Patriot Way."

It was an overblown myth when it first became popular a decade ago, and it's been too revered in recent years. "The Patriot Way" has always been about two things – the genius of New England coach Bill Belichick and the brilliance of quarterback Tom Brady. Everything else ...

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