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Brady remains grounded, focused

Tom Brady has helped lead the Patriots to two Super Bowl wins, but there's no doubt that this is Bill Belichick's team.

Updated: September 3, 2004, 10:41 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- We live in a tail-wags-the-dog world.

Kobe Bryant pouts and -- woosh! -- coach Phil Jackson and center Shaquille O'Neal are no longer Los Angeles Lakers. Eli Manning doesn't want to play for the San Diego Chargers and -- poof! -- he's wearing a Giants jersey.

There was a time in sports -- and life as we knew it -- when authority was respected. In the wild and wooly days of the NFL, George Halas, Vince Lombardi, Don Shula and Tom Landry prowled, scowled ...

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