Brain Trust

This was originally posted on July 24, 2008.  This is football week on the blog.

While going through some photos I came across this shot from a New England Patriots game in 2003 of head coach Bill Belichick shouting out instructions to the defensive unit.

But what also struck me was that in this photo, were at that time, two relatively unknown NFL assistant coaches who have since gone on to better positions.

Over Belichick’s right shoulder near the yard marker is current Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees. And on the far right is former Patriots defensive coordinator and current New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini.

Ed. Note: Pees has gone on to win a Super Bowl as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, while Mangini is out of coaching and working at ESPN in Bristol, CT.

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