Former Patriots Rival Tony Dungy: Pats Dynasty Good For NFL

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots fans are well aware people who aren't Patriot fans hate them and hate their team. 

They are 5-and-2 in Super Bowls the last 16 years, and hope to add more hardware to their collection Sunday against the Eagles in Minnesota.

Those people and many in the national media are sick of all the winning: The Bill Belichick and Tom Brady led dominance.

You now isn't? Tony Dungy. 

The Hall of Fame coach, Super Bowl 41 champ, and current N.B.C. Sports analyst said he believes New England's Dynasty is a positive for the NFL.

"I think it's good because it forces people to catch up and it forces people to excellence and it's always kind of been that way," he said. "In the 1950s, people were chasing the Browns. In the 60s, they would say the Packers in the 70s, they would say the Steelers. In the 80s they're chasing the 49ers and the Cowboys. So in these last fifteen years, you have people chasing the Patriots. I think it's elevated the play."

We'll see if he still feels that way and if Belichick and Brady are still together five years from now at the Super Bowl.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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