The New England Patriots put collectively a historic efficiency on Sunday.
With their win over the New York Jets, the Patriots earned Invoice Belichick his 325th win as a head coach, transferring him previous Chicago Bears founder George Halas for second most in NFL historical past. In addition they performed alongside Matthew Slater in his 214th sport as a Patriot, the second most in crew historical past.
Reward hasn’t been onerous to come back by for Belichick within the days following the victory, with his present and former quarterbacks becoming a member of a wide range of influential figures in his profession in giving their respects to the longer term corridor of famer. Following the sport, Slater added his title to the record.
“It’s solely becoming that — coach Belichick has an excellent appreciation for historical past,” Slater advised the crew, per Twitter video. “And it’s solely becoming that he makes some historical past right here right this moment. I wish to problem you guys to have an appreciation for historical past. The place you got here from. Who paved the way in which for you.”
Very like his coach, Slater took the historic event and molded it right into a instructing lesson.
“Historical past is essential fellas. We will’t overlook the place we come from,” Slater mentioned. “As a result of to be able to perceive the place we’re going, we gotta be capable of look again and study from what’s occurred prior to now. Historical past issues. Historical past was made right here right this moment although. Let’s go on the market and hold our heads down fellas. Proceed to grind, and most significantly, keep collectively.”
The Patriots will look to heed Slater’s phrases and proceed their profitable methods after they tackle the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9.