The slogan "In Bill We Trust" has echoed throughout New England since Bill Belichick established his championship tenure in Foxborough.
Heck, even quarterback Tom Brady spouted the saying recently, one that fans of Patriots Nation of fallen back on endlessly throughout the years.
But in a rare meeting with the media during the week, veteran Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears conjured up a thought that could lead to another saying related to the unprecedented success the New England football team has seen dating back to the beginning of Brady. Maybe some like, "I ride with Brady."
Fears, who actually predated Belichick in New England, serving as the team's receivers coach from 1991-92 and then again from 1999-01 before switching to running backs for the last 14 years, was asked for his perspective on Brady notching his 400th touchdown pass against the Jaguars in Week 3.
I got on the right horse, that was Tom Brady. That horse is a hell of a stallion.
"That's crazy. That's something, isn't it?" Fears began before opening up about what it's been like to take part in the Brady era from the very beginning.
"I call myself blessed to be with…you say you ride a certain horse, I got on the right horse," Fears declared. "That's how I look at myself. I got on the right horse, that was Tom Brady. That horse is a hell of a stallion. That guy, we don't give him everything that's due to him, all the credit that's due to him. I think we struggle with that because people have their little biases or whatever or they don't like a guy who wins too much or whatever because he's been doing it for so long. But he really is a special quarterback. He really is a special quarterback and I've been very, very fortunate to be here and watch him throw every one of those 401 touchdowns. And I've been amazed, even when I watched 401 and 400 go down, I'm surprised he made that play. That's the only way I can put it, it's been a great ride for me. It really has."
We don't give him everything that's due to him, all the credit that's due to him.
It's been a fun 15-year run for Fears and all of Patriots Nation.
It's a ride that shows no sign of ending any time soon.