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Who deserves more credit for the New England Patriots dynasty over the last 20 years: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick? It’s a debate that will rage on far after both future Hall of Famers retire from the NFL.

LeGarrette Blount, who played in New England for four seasons, got to see firsthand how the two operate, and he shared his answer to the age-old question this week. So, Brady or Belichick? Who is it?

LeGarrette Blount played in New England for four years

The question of who contributed more to the Patriots dynasty is one that will be debated in New England for decades. What's LeGarrette Blount's answer?
LeGarrette Blount won the 2016 Super Bowl with the Patriots | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

If there’s one player we can trust to settle the hotly contested debate, it’s former Patriot LeGarrette Blount. Blount spent four seasons in New England with Brady and Belichick, and he never hesitates to speak his mind.

The running back first joined the Patriots in 2013 after spending his first three NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He got an early taste of the Patriots’ long-running success in year two, as New England won the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks in Blount’s second season with the team.

Two years later, Blount added another ring to his collection when the Patriots came back to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Blount left the Patriots after that second Super Bowl season, but he got a juicy taste of the success the franchise enjoyed over the last two decades.

LeGarrette speaks bluntly about the Patriots dynasty

Blount appeared on SNY’s The Tailgate on Thursday to talk about his time in New England and more. Of course, he was asked who he thought was more responsible for the Patriots’ success under Brady and Belichick.

Blount didn’t mince words with his answer.

Bill, I love you. I hope you don’t see this as an insult, but I’m gonna say Brady. Brady was the one throwing the football. You can call the perfect plays and you can go out there and still throw three interceptions because the defense is showing you something different than what you thought you might see. I’m gonna stick with Brady on that.

LeGarrette Blount

Well, there you have it from the former Patriot himself.

Blount calls Brady the GOAT

It’s tough to consider an athlete the greatest of all time before they even finish their career, but that’s exactly what Blount did with Brady on Thursday.

“He’s the GOAT,” Blount said. “I don’t think there’s anyone better than him. He can throw the ball, he can make any kind of throw, his charisma, his attitude, his everything, that kind of plays a role in how he can become the best quarterback ever because everybody rallies around him.”

Blount has Brady to thank for two of his three Super Bowl rings (all three if you think about it), so he might be a little biased. But he saw the QB’s greatness up close and personal for four years, and it’s hard to argue against Brady as the GOAT with all he’s accomplished during his career.


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