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Firing of New York Giants' Coach Joe Judge Puts Another Stain on Bill Belichick's Record

Bill Belichick during a game in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Bill Belichick during a game in Foxborough, Massachusetts.Photographer: Billie Weiss/Getty Images

As great a coach as Bill Belichick has been -- arguably the best in the history of the NFL -- his program is a failure when it comes to minting disciples able to strike out on their own.

This week brought the latest evidence of that. Two of his former assistants were dismissed after racking up one loss after another as head coaches. First, it was Brian Flores, sacked by Miami Dolphins management on Monday. Then, yesterday, it was Joe Judge’s turn. He managed to only eke out 10 wins for the New York Giants in two abysmal seasons.