Boomer Esiason on GHS: Bill Belichick also greatest general manager in history of NFL

Ryan Hannable
October 28, 2019 - 8:11 am

On Sunday, Bill Belichick won his 300th game in the NFL, becoming the third coach in history ever to reach the milestone.

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Appearing on The Greg Hill Show Monday, CBS Sports' and WFAN's Boomer Esiason said not only is Belichick the greatest coach in league history, but also the greatest general manager.

“I would say this about Coach Belichick, he’s not only a coach, he’s also the GM there," he said. "He has two jobs that he probably does better than anybody else in the world does their particular job. He has a sense of who the players are, what their skill sets are, how he can use those skill sets to put a team together to create what we have seen -- dominance. That is the only way you can really put it.

“I wouldn’t just say he’s the greatest coach, I would also say he’s the greatest GM in the history of the league as well.”

Esiason also said Sunday's win was very typical for Belichick -- he won the game before it even began.

“Not surprising, either," he said. "This is a guy who painstakingly puts so much preparation into every game. He wants to win the game before the game is even played. That means you better be ready. That means you better be understanding of who you are playing and what they do well and what we’re going to do to try and take some of that stuff away.

"Three plays and three straight turnovers, the game was lost right there by the Cleveland Browns. It is not shocking that a Freddie Kitchens team would lose the way it did to a Bill Belichick team.”

The Patriots jumped out to a 17-0 lead and finished with a 27-13 win to improve to 8-0 on the year.

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