Shank's column from Saturday takes a parochial turn; because when you're at the Super Bowl, it's all about the Patriots.
NEW ORLEANS — Bob Kraft is the benevolent, all-powerful NFL owner, overseeing an infinite string of sellouts and success. Bill Belichick is the strategic mastermind, drawing comparisons with Vince Lombardi. Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the league.
They are the holy trinity of New England football.
But they did not invent the winning culture of the New England Patriots.
It was Bill Parcells.