Bruce Arians congratulates Patriots’ Bill Belichick for coaching milestone
Bruce Arians is still trying to figure out how to make a winning team out of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Meanwhile, up north, Bill Belichick has the New England Patriots rolling, as usual. On Sunday, his Patriots didn’t just clinch their eighth win (to no losses), they also got Belichick his 300th career win as head coach (regular season and playoffs).
In earning his 300th win, Belichick joins an exclusive three-man club with 300 career wins as head coach. The other two being Don Shula (347) and George Halas (324). Belichick’s landmark win came with some irony. He earned his first win as head coach with the Cleveland Browns (1991). His most recent came against the Browns.
After losing to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Arians took time out of his day to congratulate Belichick on Twitter. Take a look:
Congrats Bill Belichick on your 300th win!
— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) October 28, 2019
Arians has a long ways to go until he gets close to reaching the Patriots coach. He currently has a career record of 51-35-1. The 9-3 record as interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts does not count towards his tallies. With Arians being 67 years old, it’s hard to envision him getting close to Belichick. Actually, it would take him about 16 undefeated seasons in a row — it’s not happening.
While Belichick has the Patriots contending for a Super Bowl in 2019, Arians is struggling with the Buccaneers, in large part due to the play of quarterback Jameis Winston. It’s looking increasingly more likely that he will deal with a new quarterback next year. Perhaps the two will face each other down the line in a future Super Bowl.