Ahman Green
Patriots Far in Front

As of the 21st century, passer Tom Brady and pass-offense enthusiast Bill Belichick are on board to succeed the Joe Montanas and Joe Namaths and the Vince Lombardis and Bill Walshes who in the 20th century topped the NFL. Since the 2000 season, when veteran coach Belichick and rookie quarterback Brady joined the New England Patriots, they have won two of the four Super Bowls, doing so with increasingly persistent passing in an offense that has become pro football's most aggressive. Still, most folks continue to think of Belichick wrongly as simply a defensive genius. Actually, he's the only one of the NFL's wise old defense-minded conservatives to shift gears and turn...