Bill Belichick’s preparation extends beyond concocting a gameplan.
Belichick wears many hats within the New England Patriots organization, and his work ethic is maintained throughout all duties under his coaching umbrella. Just ask Willie McGinest, who received a first-hand look at Belichick’s unmatched attention to detail well before he donned a Patriots uniform.
Belichick, then with the Cleveland Browns, didn’t have the chance to select McGinest with the No. 9 pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. McGinest came off the board at No. 4 via the Patriots, who brought Belichick in as head coach six years later.
It’s safe to say both moves worked out pretty well for the franchise.