MINNEAPOLIS -- You probably can't go 10 minutes on Radio Row without hearing the question. We've been guilty of asking it. It's an amusing big-picture debate to kick around about a team that has been so successful that it entertains few of those these day.
Tom Brady or Bill Belichick?
The stock answer is another question: Why even bother? They're both obviously great. They both have obviously contributed to the success of the Patriots franchise. Their stories are very much intertwined.
That's just the way it is.
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While all of that is true . . . Belichick or Brady?
Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry fielded that question on Tuesday and rolled with the coaching half of the equation.
"I'm going to take Bill Belichick because he's the coach, and Tom doesnt get there by himself," Curry explained. "He's not out there playing defense. He's not calling the calls. He's not overseeing the entire team. Bill Belichick got him there, and then he just kept it going."
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Eagles corner Jalen Mills, meanwhile, took the other side.
"Brady," he said. "I'm a player not a coach as far as that goes. You always want to be around greatness, and he is a guy that is great at his position."
On and on the debate will rage this week, comparing a quarterback to his coach and vice versa. When it comes to the Patriots, because of all they've done since 2001, comparing them to other teams just doesn't generate the same type of chatter.
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If you're in town, make your way over the Radio Row and hear for yourself.
Here are a few of the others things the Eagles were saying on Tuesday . . .
Nick Foles on contemplating retirement after spending the 2015 season with the Rams: "It had nothing to do with starting. I really had to go with my heart in that situation. Getting the opportunity to step away, I went on a fly fishing/camping trip with my brother-in-law, Ryan, and coming back and just asking my wife Tori about it, I still didn’t have a clear decision about what I wanted to do.
“But that’s when I really prayed and really asked God for guidance. There wasn’t a sure path. I really just took a step on faith. I knew that I’d have more growth as a person going back to the game.”
Jay Ajayi on proving himself with the Eagles after a rocky breakup with the Dolphins: “It was more of just slowly showing who I was and just trying to feel it out. It’s a touchy situation, because at the end of the day, I didn’t come with this clean story line. Obviously, there was a story line of me being a bad teammate and all that stuff. So obviously some people may think that, so it was kind of let me just be myself, show who I am, be true to myself and everything will all work itself out, and it did."